At least nine people were killed and 16 were injured today after a van plowed into pedestrians on a sidewalk in Toronto, Acting Chief Peter Yuen told reporters at a news conference. The driver of the van was taken into custody. "I ask the city of Toronto, pray for our victims and also to assist the Toronto police service in bringing this matter to a successful conclusion," Yuen said.
A white van jumped a curb and slammed into pedestrians on a Toronto street, injuring an unknown number of people before the driver was arrested.
Toronto police say nine are dead, and 16 were injured after a van on Monday struck pedestrians in a busy intersection and a crowd before it was found and the driver was taken into custody, Canadian police said.
Police in Toronto say they have arrested a male suspect after a white van mounted a curb in the city’s north end, killing nine people and injuring 16 others. Deputy Police Chief Peter Yuen told reporters Monday afternoon that police received multiple calls around 1:30 p.m. about a vehicle “driving on Yonge Street, striking a number of pedestrians between Finch Avenue and Sheppard Avenue.”