A Van in Toronto has hit eight to ten pedestrians, it has been reported, as a video shows onlookers aiding at least one of the victims and appearing to point out the direction the van took after the attack to a police car.
Toronto Police believe the number of injured people could be between eight and ten but is yet to confirm the exact number.
A video shows pedestrians aiding at least one of the victims and pointing the directions of the van to a passing police car.
The collision occurred at a busy intersection. The van fled the scene after the incident, at the intersection of Yonge Street and Finch Avenue, broadcaster CBC reports.
The incident happened at 13:30 local time (18:30 GMT) on Monday.
“Reports were that a white van mounted the curb, drove down the sidewalk at southbound Yonge, south of Finch, and struck eight to 10 people possibly, the numbers aren’t confirmed yet,” Toronto police spokesperson Gary Long told Canadian broadcaster Global News.
Toronto police say the driver of the van is in custody but they gave no details on age, gender or a possible motive.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued a brief statement Monday afternoon in response to the incident.
“We’re just learning about the situation in Toronto now. Our hearts go out to anyone affected,” he said.
“Obviously we’re going to have more to learn and more to say in the coming hours.”
— Periódico Síntesis (@sintesisweb) April 23, 2018