9 dead in suspected Toronto terror attack as van ploughs down pedestrians, driver in custody
Toronto, April 24 (IBNS) In what seemed like an act of terrorism, a white van in Toronto mounted the kerb and struck several pedestrians killing at least nine and injuring several others on Monday in Canadian city of Toronto, police said.
Police said at least 16 were injured, including five in critical condition. The incident occurred at around 1:27 p.m.
The van involved in multiple pedestrians stuck in the Yonge and Finch area of Toronto has been located and the driver arrested, Toronto Police said.
The van involved in multiple pedestrians stuck in the Yonge and Finch area of Toronto has been located and the driver arrested. ^sm— Toronto Police (@TorontoPolice) April 23, 2018
Canada's Minister of Public Safety Ralph Goodale confirmed the casualties and tweeted:" Our thoughts are with all those affected by the terrible incident at Yonge and Finch in Toronto. Thank you to the first responders working at the scene – we're monitoring the situation closely. "
According to CBC News quoting, spokesperson for Sunnybrook Hospital on Bayview Avenue, seven patients had been brought to its trauma centre and that its emergency department had been locked down as a precaution.
SOUND OF GUNSHOTS:— Toronto Police OPS (@TPSOperations) April 23, 2018
Jane St + Wright Av
-Multiple shots heard
-2 people running away
-No injuries reported#GO726842
For emergency in Toronto call 911. Non-Emergency call 416-808-2222. Anonymous Crime Stoppers tips to prevent or solve a crime call toll free 1-800-222-8477
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