Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Fourth Newswatch-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Fourth Newswatch-

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Toronto's police chief says video and countless eyewitness reports of a van plowing into a crowded sidewalk are actions that "definitely look deliberate."

Ten people were killed and 15 were injured yesterday when the rented van jumped the sidewalk and continued for some 16 blocks, leaving victims bloodied and onlookers horrified.

Witness Phil Zullo tells The Canadian Press that he saw people "strewn all over the road," and a half-dozen victims being resuscitated by paramedics and bystanders.

The 25-year-old suspect was captured nearby and will appear in court later today.

Authorities say he lives in the Toronto suburb of Richmond Hill and had not been known to police. (4)



A north-end section of Toronto's busy Yonge Street will remain closed for several days as officers conduct what they expect to be a long and complex investigation in the wake of yesterday's deadly van attack on pedestrians.

Mayor John Tory said the city is setting up two hotlines -- one to offer support to all affected victims, families and first responders, and another one for witnesses who could help with the police investigation.

The head of the Toronto Police Association says he's bringing in counsellors to assist officers who responded to the horrific incident.

Mike McCormack says in his 30 years in policing, he has never seen anything like this. (4)



Police say when Travis Reinking allegedly stole a B-M-W from a Nashville-area car dealer last week, he parked it outside his apartment.

Authorities recovered the car, but didn't figure out who had stolen it until too late.

By then, police say the 29-year-old with a troubled past of erratic behaviour had shot four people dead early Sunday in a nearby Waffle House.

Reinking is charged with four counts of criminal homicide.(4)



Members of Parliament have amended the government's sweeping security bill in a bid to ensure Canadian spies don't infringe on privacy by randomly sifting through public data. …

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