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The Toronto police have the suspect that plowed through a crowd of people on Monday afternoon, killing 10 and injuring another 15 with his van. The suspect, Alek Minassian, 25, is being charged with 10 counts of first-degree murder and 13 counts of attempted murder. The van recklessly sped down a busy street Monday, swerving into the wrong lanes of traffic and then onto a sidewalk.
The motive for the attack has not yet been found, as Minassian appeared in court this morning. His next appearance will be May 10th, a bail hearing. Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders said “it’s very clear just from a general perspective to say that the actions definitely look deliberate.”
Police found what they believe to be the Facebook page of Minassian, on which he praised Elliot Rodger, the man who killed 6 people and injured 14 in a drive-by shooting and ramming his vehicle near the University of California Santa Barbara in 2014, before killing himself.
Written by Clarke Jones