When police approached him after he fled the scene, he came near them with what appeared to be a firearm in his hand.
Breaking: An unconfirmed video shows a man pointing a possible weapon at police before getting arrested near the scene of the Toronto van ramming. Police say that the suspect is in custody. pic.twitter.com/uqqx7SP7nY
— PM Breaking News (@PMBreakingNews) April 23, 2018
Toronto Police are saying that the act was deliberate, but they do not have a motive and are not ruling our terrorism.
The attack occurs as Cabinet ministers from the major industrial countries are gathering in Canada to discuss a range of international issues in the run-up to the G7 meeting near Quebec City.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressed his sympathies for those involved. “Our hearts go out to everyone affected,” Trudeau said in Ottawa. “We are going to have more to learn and more to say in the coming hours.”