The Toronto van suspect apparently lauded an American mass killer

April 26 10:07 2018

The accolade apparently refers to the California killer who carried out a “day of retribution” in 2014, CNN law enforcement analyst Josh Campbell said.

“The police are conducting obviously their thorough investigation to determine what happened and why it happened, the motivations involved”, Goodale said.

Canadian rapper Maestro Fresh Wes returned to the scene of the van rampage Tuesday, pausing by a newly erected memorial. But a police spokesman declined to discuss it further, saying only: “Everything is on the table”.

Other victims include two unnamed Korean nationals, an unidentified female Seneca College student, an investment company worker with a love of volunteering and an 80-year-old grandmother who was passionate about local sports.

Police inspect a van suspected of being involved in a collision injuring at least eight people at Yonge St. and Finch Ave. on April 23, 2018 in Toronto, Canada.

Alek Minassian, 25, made his first court appearance today, wearing a white jumpsuit with his hands cuffed behind him, where was charged with ten counts of first-degree murder and 13 of attempted murder.

In September, a Somali refugee was charged with attempted murder over allegations he ran down four pedestrians with a auto and stabbed a police officer outside a sports stadium in Edmonton, Alberta.

“I think Toronto is still a very safe city”, he said.

The 15 injured remain in hospitals throughout Toronto.

“(There’s) this whole notion that police officers go out and shoot first and ask questions later”, he said. “He was genuinely terrified with interacting verbally or physically at all, except for his mother”, the classmate said.

Minassian spent a brief and undistinguished two months in 2017 as a member of the Canadian Armed Forces before dropping out.

“We got to see her as a young kid and kind of blossoming and grow up”, he said.

Eyewitnesses’ accounts recall the crazy manner and the insane speed at which the van had been driven along Yonge Street, before it mounted the curb, started picking off victims and sent them flying through the air.

Though the act seemed “deliberate”, officials did not identify a terror link.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who noted there’s no evidence to suggest there was a “national security element” to the incident, called the attack “senseless” and “horrific”.

A video footage shot by a bystander showed police arresting a suspect at the scene as he shouted: “Kill me” and pointed an unidentified object at a policeman. Supporters believe women don’t want gender equality and have been brainwashed by feminist propaganda. Rodger later died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Police said earlier Monday that Alek Minassian, 25, was arrested in a white rental van in connection with the incident.

Marc Parent, a former police chief of the Montreal Police Service and CEO of Commissionaires Quebec, called Lam’s work “remarkable” when asked for an assessment of the arrest on Tuesday.

Mobile video has surfaced purporting to show the arrest, and which appeared to show that the person arrested may have had a weapon. The man is yelling and extending one arm, pointing an object at an officer standing behind a black vehicle. The officer ignores the demand and continues to advance slowly with his firearm drawn.

Officers will also have to get statements from victims and witnesses as well as sift through reams of photo and video collected from the scene and surveillance footage from nearby businesses.

A van with a damaged front-end sits idle on a sidewalk after the driver drove down a sidewalk crashing into a number of pedestrians in Toronto Monday

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