2018 Toronto van attack

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2018 Toronto van attack
Yonge St looking south cordoned off (41657939971).jpg
Yonge Street in the aftermath of the attack
LocationNorth York City Centre, North York, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Date23 April 2018 (2018-04-23)
1:30 EDT
Attack type
Vehicle-ramming attack

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]

As of a 4:30pm EDT press conference, it was reported by Toronto Police Service that 10 people had died and 15 were injured.[4]

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.[5] The South Korean government announced that two South Korean nationals were confirmed killed, and a third was injured in the attack.[6]

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.[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Van driver strikes multiple pedestrians in Toronto". WTVR. April 23, 2018.
  2. "Van strikes multiple pedestrians in Toronto -- live updates". CBS News. April 23, 2018. Retrieved April 23, 2018.
  3. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/toronto-van-attack-driver-profile-alek-minassian-1.4632435
  4. Van strikes pedestrians in Toronto
  5. 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.
  6. "2 S. Koreans killed in Toronto van attack". The Korea Herald. Yonhap. April 24, 2018. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  7. "Remarks by President Trump and President Macron of France at Arrival Ceremony". The White House. April 24, 2018. Retrieved April 24, 2018.