Published: Wed, April 25, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Most Of The Victims In The Toronto Van Attack Were Women

Most Of The Victims In The Toronto Van Attack Were Women

Police have since confirmed that Minassian did not have a gun. When asked if he had a statement to offer to the victims' families, he simply replied "I'm sorry".

He was being held without bail and the next hearing is on May 10. "But look at these poor people, '" said McCormack.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the "tragic and senseless attack" had brought him "great sadness". Hours after the incident, Canadian authorities could be seen searching the vehicle.

Minassian was a member of the Canadian Armed Forces for two months in late August and October 2017.

Yuen also has not given any details on the injuries. But they declined to say whether they were investigating the post, much less whether they considered it a clue to a possible motive.

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"As has been reported in the media, the accused is alleged to have posted a cryptic message on Facebook minutes before he began driving the rented van (along the crowded sidewalk)", Det. Sgt. "The Incel Rebellion has already begun!" the post reads.

"This is going to change people".

Monday's Facebook post mentions that "Private (Recruit) Minassian" is speaking, and Facebook confirmed the post was on an account that belonged to the suspect.

Minassian recently graduated from a computer studies program at Seneca College in North York, a Toronto suburb, where he had studied for about seven years.


Anne Marie D'Amico was identified as one of the victims by a Toronto city councillor who said he had spoken to the woman's father to express his condolences.

Minassian, 25, was arrested not long after allegedly fleeing the scene.

"Kill me", the man tells the police officer.

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale told CBC.ca that they day's events do not represent a larger threat to national security.

"We were fortunate with the time of when this happened (early afternoon) because we had a lot of people in-house, so we were able to manage at least the first phase without additional resources", Cass said. He appears to be the only family member who came to court.

While Canadian officials were not characterizing the van rampage as terrorism, it raised fears about Toronto's vulnerability to a terrorist attack.

"The most important thing is not to lose confidence in the liberal ideas of our societies", said Martin Pallgen, a spokesperson with Berlin's ministry of interior affairs. According to the Toronto Star, 4 people died. "These innocent lives will never be forgotten". Alce saw the driver ram four people, he said, and then another four.

Since then, there have been sporadic mass shootings in Canada, but none with a higher death toll - reinforcing the view among many Canadians that their country is less violent than the United States. The officer proceeded to single-handedly arrest the suspect. "The people who call this city home are shaken and we mourn together but we are not broken and we will not be broken".

"I think measures need to be taken to protect pedestrians wherever they are in the city", said Coun.

"The 25-year-old man from Richmond Hill, Ontario, was charged on Tuesday with 10 counts of first-degree murder and 13 counts of attempted murder".

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