Toronto – The suspect in the attack Monday in the afternoon in Toronto, where at least ten dead and 15 injured, is identified as the 25-year-old student Alek Minassian, coming from a suburb of Toronto.
Minassian was without violence arrested by the Canadian police after he with a van about two kilometers on a sidewalk in Toronto zigzagged and dozens of people hit. According to commissioner of police Mark Saunders, it seems that Minassian, deliberately rammed pedestrians. There are no shots fired during the arrest.
About the motive of the suspect attacks the police still in the dark. Minassian in a northern suburb of Toronto (Richmond Hill) lives, was a unknown of the police and would not be maintaining ties with terreurorganisaties, so says police commissioner Saunders.
Social media is less about the man. On his LinkedIn profile, now removed, was to see that he computer software, studied at Seneca College in North York in Toronto.
Shereen Chami, a former classmate told compared to CBS that they with Minassian at the Thornlea secondary school has been in Thornhill. She describes him as not violent. “He was not a social person, but from what I remember he was absolutely harmless.”