We’ve received our first good take a look at Alek Minassian, the person who allegedly drove a van via crowded Toronto streets, killing 10 and injuring 15.
Due to his personal LinkedIn web page, we now have a transparent image of Alek Minassian, who’s in police custody suspected of driving a van via the streets of Toronto on Apr. 23, leaving 10 people dead in its wake. The photograph appears professionally taken and exhibits a clean-cut Minassian, 25, with no facial hair and a intently cropped darkish ‘do. He’s smiling faintly within the pic and is sporting a crisp white shirt and navy jacket. On the time of his arrest, photographs taken from the scene confirmed that he had a shaved head and a slight beard as his face was pinned towards a police cruiser when he was being handcuffed.
On his social media networking website’s web page he lists himself as a scholar Seneca Faculty in North York, a suburb simply north of the place the assault passed off. Sooner or later Minassian labored as an app developer. His LI web page says that he created the Toronto Inexperienced Parking Advisor, which was meant to assist folks discover parking areas within the metropolis and is accessible on Google Play. There’s nonetheless no identified motive in why he drove down busy Yonge Avenue, killing 10 harmless folks and injuring one other 15.
Minassian allegedly intentionally drove his van into pedestrians on each the road and sidewalk at roughly 1:30pm EST. Witness stated he drove with intention, hitting anybody in his path. After a standoff with police, he was lastly taken into custody. At a night information convention after the massacre, Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders stated, “We’re wanting very strongly to what the precise motivation was for this explicit incident to happen. On the finish of the day, we can have a fulsome reply, and we can have a fulsome account as to what the conclusion of that is.” Saunders stated that it seems the assault had no ties to worldwide terrorism, including “Based mostly on what we have now there’s nothing that has it to compromise the nationwide safety presently.”