Death toll from vicious attack has risen to 10.
Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders, Toronto Mayor John Tory, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, and Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale held a press conference to provide updates after the Toronto attack.
At the press conference, it was announced that the death toll had risen to 10.
The authorities are claiming that there is no link to terrorism established at this time, though Saunders said nothing has been ruled out at this point.
The press conference little information that was actually new, and included a confusing mistake. Saunders said the name of the attacker was ‘Alex Minassian.’ However, the actual name of the suspect is ‘Alek Minassian.’
The Toronto Police cleared up the confusion on Twitter:
The correct spelling of the arrested male in the Yonge And Finch incident is Alek Minassian, 25 of Richmond Hill. ^sm
— Toronto Police (@TorontoPolice) April 24, 2018
It is expected that more details will be released when investigators hold a briefing.
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