The incident reportedly took place this afternoon (Apr. 23) around 1:30 p.m. Police received calls regarding a van in the North York area colliding with people on the street. According to the district police of Toronto Fire Stephen Powell, the suspect reportedly covered half-a-mile to a mile in the vehicle.
Authorities are deeming the incident a terrorist attack. The suspect Minassian was reportedly known to Toronto officials before today’s collision. After the van was found, he was taken into custody.
“Ten patients were transported Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and two were declared dead at the hospital, said Dr. Dan Cass, executive vice-president and chief medical officer,” writes CNN. “[Cass] said five patients were in critical condition and three were in serious condition.”
“Our hearts go out to anyone affected. We’re obviously going to have more to learn and more to say in the coming hours,” said Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau.
We have received a total of 10 victims from the incident today at Yonge & Finch:
– unfortunately, 2 patients arrived vital signs absent and were pronounced dead upon arrival
– 5 in critical condition
– 2 in serious condition
– 1 in fair condition: https://t.co/4dG1Pk5Unf
— Sunnybrook Hospital (@Sunnybrook) April 23, 2018