In Toronto, At Least 9 Dead In What Appears To Be A Deliberate Attack


The driver of a van plowed into multiple pedestrians in Toronto Monday, killing nine and injuring 16.

According to authorities in Toronto, nine people were killed and 16 injured Monday after a man drove his van into multiple pedestrians.

The driver, who authorities said hit pedestrians on a busy street north of downtown Toronto, was in custody after leaving a trail of destruction stretching up to a mile, officials said. The van has been located, Toronto Police media representative Gary Long said.

Authorities have not said publicly if the vehicle collisions were intentional. But a law enforcement official briefed on the situation in Toronto told CNN the incident is believed to be deliberate.

The suspect covered between a half-mile and a mile in the vehicle, said Stephen Powell, district chief for Toronto Fire.