2018 Toronto van attack

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Toronto van attack
Attack location is located in Toronto
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Attack location is located in Canada
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LocationNorth York City Centre, North York, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
DateApril 23, 2018 (2018-04-23)
1:22 p.m. (EDT)
Attack type
Vehicle-ramming attack
WeaponsChevrolet Express van
Non-fatal injuries
Suspected perpetrator
Alek Minassian
MotiveRevenge for perceived sexual and social rejection

On 23 April 2018, a vehicle-ramming attack occurred in North York City Centre at a busy street intersection at Yonge Street in North York, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.[1] A white rental van driven by Alek Minnasien collided with numerous pedestrians.[1] The motive is currently unknown.[2] Some newspapers said that Minassian was an incel. They also said that he wanted to start an incel rebellion.[3]

11 people had died and 15 were injured.[4][5]

The first of the ten killed victims to be identified was Anne Marie D'Amico, an analyst for the American-based investment company Invesco which has an office on Yonge Street.[6] The South Korean government announced that two South Korean nationals were confirmed killed, and a third was injured in the attack.[7]

U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron expressed their sympathies and condolences when addressing the press at the White House the next day.[8]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Van driver strikes multiple pedestrians in Toronto". WTVR. April 23, 2018. Archived from the original on April 23, 2018. Retrieved April 23, 2018.
  2. "Van strikes multiple pedestrians in Toronto -- live updates". CBS News. April 23, 2018. Retrieved April 23, 2018.
  3. CBC News (Apr 23, 2018) [last update: April 24, 2018]. "What we know about the man charged in the deadly Toronto van attack - CBC News". CBC.
  4. "9 people killed, 16 injured in van incident, police say". www.cnn.com. 23 April 2018.
  5. "'A huge loss': Yonge Street van attack victim Amaresh Tesfamariam missed 'every day'". Toronto.com. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. November 12, 2021. Retrieved November 12, 2021.
  6. Dangerfield, Katie (April 24, 2018). "First of 10 victims killed in Toronto van attack identified as Anne Marie D'Amico". Global News. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  7. "2 S. Koreans killed in Toronto van attack". The Korea Herald. Yonhap. April 24, 2018. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  8. "Remarks by President Trump and President Macron of France at Arrival Ceremony". The White House. April 24, 2018. Archived from the original on April 24, 2018. Retrieved April 24, 2018.