Police: 9 dead, 16 injured after van strikes crowd in Toronto

Police said one person has been taken into custody


By EMS1 Staff

TORONTO — Toronto police have confirmed that nine people are dead and 16 others were injured after a van struck a crowd of pedestrians in Toronto.

The driver of the van, who hasn’t been identified, was taken into custody, the Associated Press reports. Police did not provide immediate details on casualties or the extent of injuries.

“At this point it’s too early to tell what if any motive there was. We are also unable right now to tell the extent or the number of persons injured,” Toronto police spokeswoman Meaghan Gray said.

"Our hearts go out to anyone affected. We're obviously going to have more to learn and more to say in the coming hours,” Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said.

 

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