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Suspect in deadly Toronto van attack to appear in court

TORONTO - The man suspected of running down numerous pedestrians on a bustling stretch of Yonge Street north of downtown Toronto is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday morning.


April 24, 2018
By The Canadian Press

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Police say charges against Alek Minassian, 25, of Richmond Hill, Ont., will be revealed at that time.

Minassian was arrested after a brief sidewalk standoff with a lone police officer not far from the carnage where a van killed 10 people and injured 15 others. Police have not yet released the names and ages of the victims.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said late Monday that the federal government is “monitoring this situation closely.” He offered his condolences to the loved ones of those who were killed, adding, “We should all feel safe walking in our cities and communities.”

Trudeau was scheduled to make another statement about the attack early Tuesday morning outside the House of Commons.

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said there was no information to change Canada’s risk level and the “horrendous” events “do not appear to be connected in any way to national security.”

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