On Monday, April 23rd, a great tragedy took place in Toronto, Canada when a driver plowed his van through a crowd of pedestrians. The driver was immediately arrested and taken into custody.
Unfortunately, 10 people died as a result of the attack and at least 15 others were injured.
25-year-old Alek Minassian was identified as the driver, reported BBC. According to local authorities, Minassian did not have a record and this was his first encounter with police.
As of Tuesday morning, a motive remains unknown, but authorities said the attack appeared to be deliberate. An investigation is underway in hopes of uncovering more details about the attack.
The White House responded to the incident on Monday evening.
“The United States stands with the Canadian people in the aftermath of today’s tragic event in Toronto, where a van drove into a crowd of people killing several and injuring many more,” the White House said in a statement.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of those affected, and we wish a full recovery to those injured. The United States Government pledges to provide any support Canada may need.”
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