Alek Minassian charged with murdering 10 in Toronto rampage

Emergency responders are on scene after a white van reportedly struck pedestrians along Yonge Street near Finch Avenue in Toronto

Emergency responders are on scene after a white van reportedly struck pedestrians along Yonge Street near Finch Avenue in Toronto

Another charge of attempted murder is being considered, officials said.

A portrait of Minassian is emerging - reportedly a recent Seneca College student who had a brief stint in the military.

A Toronto police official says the man accused of driving a rental van into a crowd of pedestrians in Toronto posted a "cryptic" Facebook message minutes before the attack.

He said the question of whether the attack was driven by anger against women was "going to be part of our investigation".

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said late Monday that the federal government is "monitoring this situation closely". He called it a "senseless attack".

Images posted on social media showed bodies lying on a broad tree-lined sidewalk near a pedestrian plaza, and some of them have been covered with blankets.

Calling Rodger "the Supreme Gentleman", the Facebook post declared: "The Incel Rebellion has already begun!" Rodger was behind the killings of six people in 2014 in Isla Vista, California.

"Incel" refers to someone who is involuntarily celibate, or unable to find a sexual partner.

At a special council meeting Tuesday, an emotional Toronto city councillor Cesar Palacio, who knows the D'Amico family, said Anne Marie's father, Rocco, told him "he's living the worst nightmare ever of his life". She was in critical condition with spinal damage, according to a Go Fund Me page created by Menab Tesfu, who identified himself as her nephew, and a Facebook post by Liah Tesfamariam, who identified herself as her niece.

"This is a bad tragedy and our hearts go out to the people who have been affected". "There is absolutely no place on our platform for people who commit such horrendous acts". "It's something that we'll take into account".

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But police say they still have an "investigative presence" in the area where 10 people were killed and more than a dozen injured and are asking people to avoid the area unless they live there or have business in the area.

Police have also set up two hotlines related to the van attack.

Huyer confirmed that tentative death notifications have been made to family members but his office wants to conduct dental, fingerprint or DNA comparisons before confirming the victims' identities.

"She was a very kind and helpful lady", he said. "It's far different from somebody found in their house deceased".

Delaney described his 80-year-old grandmother as an avid sports fan who "almost had as much love for the Blue Jays and Leafs as she did for her family". She was separately identified as an employee of Invesco Ltd.

Police in Toronto confirmed information that 9 people died and 16 were injured.

"Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with all those impacted by this tragic event", President Peter Intraligi said in the written statement.

"The minister respects the ongoing investigation the police are doing and agrees it is inappropriate to comment on it", Carlene Variyan said in an email. Three South Korean nationals were among those injured, and a consulate team was sent to determine the extent of their injuries, the Yonhap News Agency reported. "I can now confirm that unfortunately one of our employees has succumbed to her injuries".

Saunders said Monday night that the attack "definitely appeared deliberate", but what motivated it was less clear.

"I open all the lanes right now, I don't close anything until the evidence closes it for us", Saunders told reporters.