TORONTO (AFP) – A man plowed a white rental van into a crowd of pedestrians in Canada s biggest city Toronto on Monday, killing at least ten people and wounding 16, police said.
The incident took place in broad daylight around 10 miles (16 kilometers) from a conference center hosting a meeting of G7 ministers, but officials said they had no evidence of a link to the event.
Police arrested a suspect at the scene, but said it was too soon to say whether the attack in Toronto — which has a population of about 2.8 million people — had been deliberate, and if so, what the driver s motivation might have been.
“This is going to be a complex investigation,” deputy police chief Peter Yuen told reporters. “We have one person in custody and the investigation is ongoing.”
“We can confirm for you tonight right now we have nine people that are dead, 16 injured.”