The name of the man who plowed through pedestrians, killing 9 and injuring 16, has now been officially released:
NEW: 25-year-old Alek Minassian identified as the suspected driver who ran down pedestrians in Toronto, killing at least 9, sources confirm to CBS News. https://t.co/SMF8S8GCbN pic.twitter.com/hJ9mo7sn7S— CBS News (@CBSNews) April 23, 2018
There are some photos floating around from the internet, but I’m not going to post that until it’s verified.
Here’s the earlier video and photo we posted on the arrest:
Footage of the suspect that allegedly rammed a van into a crowd of people in #Toronto being arrested.
— i24NEWS English (@i24NEWS_EN) April 23, 2018
#BREAKING Police arrested the driver of the white van that hit multiple pedestrians in Toronto.— Peter Akman (@PeterAkman) April 23, 2018
Police say 8-10 injured or killed.
Multiple ambulances taking ppl to area hospitals.#TorontoAttack @CTVNews pic.twitter.com/DlXTGi27jA
One other note. I’ve been told from a friend that the name Minassian is Armenian, so take that for what it’s worth.