Toronto Police Seen Confronting Man After Van Hits Pedestrians

Toronto police reported that ten people died and 16 others were injured after a white van struck pedestrians near the intersection of Yonge Street and Finch Avenue East in Toronto, Canada, on Monday, April 23.

During a press conference on Monday evening, Toronto police identified the suspect as 25-year-old Alek Minassian, of Richmond Hill. Local media quoted police as saying the van had mounted a curb and that the driver fled the scene and was arrested near Yonge Street and Sheppard Avenue.

In this video, police can be seen confronting a man on Poyntz Avenue, just off Sheppard and Yonge. The man appears to be pointing something at the officer from near the Ryder van. The police officer does not fire and eventually is able to arrest and handcuff the suspect. It was later confirmed that the object he was holding was not a gun. Credit: Asher Din via Storyful