Van plows into crowd in Toronto, injuring several, driver in custody, cops say

Toronto police nabbed the suspected driver who have plowed into a group of people on a packed city street Monday afternoon, leaving behind several injured and the grim view of what appeared to be bodies included in sheets.

Police confirmed to Fox Information the arrest of the suspect, which usually came just minutes after news from the incident broke. “The van associated with multiple pedestrians stuck in the Yonge and Finch area of Toronto continues to be located and the driver arrested, inch Toronto police tweeted .

Cops initially mentioned eight to 10 people were hit  near  Yonge Street and Finch Avenue just before 1: 30 g. m., but they later clarified it had been too early to confirm the number of injuries.

After impressive the pedestrians, the van fled the scene, CBC   documented.  

The extent of the injuries in the scene is unknown, however , pictures from the site of the collision demonstrated pedestrians attempting to help people on the ground plus multiple bodies covered by sheets.  

The witness who identified himself because Nick said he was learning when he saw a truck “ flash by” in the area. He stated he “ witnessed a few people perish in front” of him because others screamed.

“[The driver] was certainly in control of what he was doing… he knew what he has been doing, ” Nick told Worldwide News.

Alex Shaker, who witnessed the particular incident, said the van has been speeding down the street before it installed the curb and plowed straight into people.

“ He started going down on the pavement and crumbling down people 1 by 1, ” Shaker told CTV . “ He just destroyed so many people’ s lives. Every single thing that will got in his way. ”

A employee at a gym in a building close to the site of the incident told Sibel News that employees were informed to stay inside as first responders tended to the scene.

Photos from the picture in Toronto showed bodies within the ground.   (APTN)

Global News journalist Jeremy Cohn said there were “ systems all over” the street and some individuals had been pronounced dead.

“ I’ ve now walked up Yonge Saint from north of Sheppard in order to Finch. I have passed multiple deceased bodies covered up, shoes plus debris in the road. Witnesses show me the white van appeared totally out of control, ” Cohn tweeted.

“Ryder understands an incident involving a Ryder rental van striking pedestrians within Toronto on Monday April twenty three rd   within the early afternoon, ” the leasing company told Fox News. “We are saddened by this heartbreaking event, and our deepest sympathies go out to those impacted. We take those safety and security of our entire fleet really seriously and we are cooperating completely with authorities. ”

“Our thoughts are using those affected by the terrible event at Yonge and Finch within Toronto, ” Canadian Prime Ressortchef (umgangssprachlich) Justin Trudeau tweeted . “Thank you to definitely the first responders working at the picture – we’re monitoring the situation carefully. ”

Subway trains in the area were hanging as police investigated the occurrence.

The particular incident occurred as Cabinet ministers from the G7 countries were collected in Toronto to discuss a range of global issues in the run-up to the G7 meeting near Quebec City within June.

Fox News’ Greg Grettle, Shira Bush and The Associated Push contributed to this report.

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