Suspect in Toronto Van Rampage Is Charged with Murder

The 25-year-old driver of the van that careened down a busy Toronto street in a deadly rampage was charged with 10 counts of first-degree murder on Tuesday and 13 counts of attempted murder.

The charges, announced at a Toronto court hearing for the suspect, Alek Minassian, came a day after the van rampage, which appears to have been the deadliest deliberate vehicular assault in modern Canadian history.

Mr. Minassian, a resident of Toronto’s Richmond Hill neighborhood, was identified by the police as the motorist who shattered a peaceful Monday afternoon in Toronto by driving a white Ryder rental van down Yonge Street, one of the city’s main thoroughfares, and plowing into pedestrians along a nearly 1-mile stretch. At least 10 people were killed and 15 injured.

He stopped the van on a sidewalk after the killings and surrendered to the police following a tense standoff in which he claimed to be armed and dared officers to shoot him in the head.

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