Police confirmed the death toll in a briefing.
Toronto Police have confirmed that 9 people are dead, and 16 injured after the Toronto attack.
Acting Chief Peter Yuen: 9 people dead, 16 people injured. One man in custody, after incident involving vehicle on Yonge Street. ^js
— Toronto Police (@TorontoPolice) April 23, 2018
There were numerous bodies covered by tarps at the scene, and a paramedic who was on the scene said there appeared to be multiple fatalities, which has now been confirmed.
After the briefing, the Deputy Chief of the Toronto Police Service and Toronto Mayor John Tory left without taking any questions.
The attack suspect is in custody, and police have not yet released his name, or any stated motive for the attack.
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