Nine people were murdered and 16 are injured after a Muslim terrorist mowed down pedestrians in Toronto on Monday.
Witnesses say a van mounted the curb on Yonge St. near Finch Ave, Toronto, at just before 1.30pm on Monday afternoon.
The acting Toronto police chief confirmed that nine had been killed and that the terrorist was in custody.
He would not confirm if the terror attack was a terror attack, but witnesses say the Muslim driver seemed to be targeting pedestrians.
‘This person was intentionally doing this, he was killing everybody,’ a witness at the scene, who only gave his name as Ali, said. ‘He kept going, he kept going. People were getting hit, one after another.’
He added that many of the victims had been elderly while he saw a stroller fly into the air.
Video footage from the scene shows the terrorist being taken into custody a few yards from a large white Ryder van which has serious damage to the front of the vehicle.
Another footage from the scene appeared to shot him pointing something at police before he was ordered to drop, and was arrested. He was taken into custody a few yards from a large white Ryder van which has serious damage to the front of the vehicle.
A reporter at the scene described a gory scene of bodies strewn ‘all over Yonge St.’
The Muslim terrorist fled the scene with the rental van after striking the pedestrians. Cops were able to stop him a few blocks away.
Witnesses were shocked by the bloody scene in front of them.
‘It was just so many bodies,’ said Carol Roberts, who said she saw ‘a lot of people lying lifeless on the ground.’
Ali, who witnessed the terror attack, said the Muslim terrorist – whose name has not yet been released – appeared to be deliberately running down the pedestrians.
‘He started going down on the sidewalk and crumbling down people one by one,’ Ali told CTV News Channel, adding that one victim had a stroller.
‘He just destroyed so many people’s lives,’ he said. ‘Every single thing that got in his way.’
Another witness said he saw at least five or six people being resuscitated by bystanders and paramedics. He estimated the terrorist was going around 70km an hour.