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10 counts of murder

UPDATE 7:31 a.m.

A man accused of driving a van into pedestrians along a stretch of a busy Toronto street has been charged with 10 counts of first-degree murder.

Alek Minassian, of Richmond Hill, Ont., is also facing 13 counts of attempted murder.

The 25-year-old appeared in a packed Toronto courtroom this morning clad in a white jumpsuit and only spoke his name during the brief hearing.

Police arrested Minassian less than half an hour after the incident, which took place at 1:30 p.m. on Monday.

Authorities say 10 people died and another 15 were injured as a result of the attack.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says that while the investigation into the attack is still underway, there is no evidence to suggest it was related to terrorism.


ORIGINAL 7:21 a.m.

A man arrested in connection with a deadly van attack in Toronto has been charged with 10 counts of first-degree murder.

Alek Minassian, 25, of Richmond Hill, Ont., is also facing 13 counts of attempted murder.

Minassian appeared in a Toronto court this morning.

More coming.



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