According to multiple reports an unidentified vehicle has plowed into “8 - 10” pedestrians in downtown Toronto near the Yonge and Finch area. No word yet on the extent of the injuries, but the suspect is still at large. UPDATE: The suspect has been located, apprehended and arrested.
If you’re making your way to the Air Canada Centre for tonight’s Game 6 action between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Boston Bruins we ask that you please exercise EXTREME caution in navigating the city center, at least until police can confirm that the threat has been lifted.
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UPDATES from CBC:
More: Toronto subway service shut down after report that a van struck a number of people at Yonge Street and Finch Avenue East. No service on Line 1, between Sheppard and Finch Stations, and no shuttle buses at the moment. Yonge Street SB shut as well in area.
Toronto police tell CBC's @natalie_kalata the van that struck a number of pedestrians at Yonge Street and Finch Avenue East has been found, and the driver has been arrested.
Justin Trudeau makes brief remarks on Toronto incident, says heart goes out to those affected.
No official word yet on whether or not this is in fact the arrest of the suspect in question, but the video is circulating on social media as such.
UPDATE: Still no word yet on the extent of the injuries at this time. But there is a large presence of first responders at the location of the incident.
Toronto Police confirm a van mounted the curb and hit a number of pedestrians. The driver fled the scene. Police later located the vehicle at Yonge and Sheppard. Driver is in custody, alive, and no motive at this point @Citynews - Amanda Ferguson
UPDATE: According to a report from 680 NEWS in Toronto, it appears as though there is at least one casualty in this horrific attack:
“We heard a loud crash and someone screaming,” a witness named Mark told 680 NEWS in Toronto. “A couple blocks further there was a man lying in the road. He had been hit by a (vehicle). His shoes were like 100 feet away up the road, he’d obviously been hit very hard and flung far. I checked for vital signs, he appeared to be deceased.”
UPDATE: Another potential video of the arrest made by Toronto police.
Note how the suspect approaches the officer before finally giving himself up.
UPDATE: The current scene at Yonge and Finch.