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A damaged van seized by police is seen after multiple people were struck at a major intersection northern Toronto Ten dead after driver of rental van hits pedestrians in Toronto
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  The suspect was named by police as Alek Minassian, 25, who was not previously known to authorities
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  <strong>Ten people are dead after the driver of a<a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-canada-van/driver-kills-10-injures-15-plowing-van-into-toronto-sidewalk-crowd-idUSKBN1HU2IY"> rental van drove into a crowd of people</a> in Toronto on Monday.</strong>
  The suspect was <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-43875321">named by police</a> as Alek Minassian, 25, who was not previously known to authorities.
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  Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders said police quickly arrested Minassian and did not know his motives. A further 15 people were injured along a roughly mile-long (1.6-km) stretch of sidewalk.
  Saunders said at a <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2018/04/24/world/ap-cn-canada-van-hits-pedestrians-.html">press conference</a> (<em>New York Times</em>, may be behind paywall) that "the incident definitely looked deliberate." A hotline has been set up for victims' families and for witnesses.
  Minassian is currently being <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-43875321">questioned</a> by Toronto Police, and is due to appear in court at 10.00am (local time) on Tuesday.
  Prime Minister Justin Trudeau <a href="https://pm.gc.ca/eng/news/2018/04/23/statement-prime-minister-fatal-van-attack-toronto">said</a> the "tragic and senseless attack" had brought him "great sadness."
  "On behalf of all Canadians, I offer my heartfelt condolences to the loved ones of those who were killed, and my thoughts for a fast and full recovery to those injured," he said.
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