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Van plows down multiple pedestrians in Toronto

A hazmat worker scrubs the sidewalk of blood and debris after a mass killing on Yonge St. at Finch Ave. on April 24, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo: Cole Burston/Getty Images)

Van plows down multiple pedestrians in Toronto

A Canadian man who apparently had a grudge against women was charged with murder Tuesday after allegedly plowing a rented van onto a crowded Toronto sidewalk, killing 10 people — an incident that shocked the nation.

Police said the suspect, 25-year-old Alek Minassian, was not known to them before Monday’s carnage in Canada’s most populous city, which also left 14 people injured. Most of the victims were women.

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale played down any suggestion that the attack bore the hallmarks of those carried out by truck-driving extremists in London, Nice and other cities, saying “there is no discernable connection to national security.”

But authorities said the incident during the busy lunch hour Monday was undoubtedly deliberate.(AFP)

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