Toronto Van Attack: Suspect ID'd as 25-Year-Old University Student as First Victim Is Named
The first of 10 victims was identified as Anne Marie D'Amico, who worked at an investment management firm.
The first of 10 victims has been identified following a lunch hour van attack on a Toronto sidewalk on Monday.
Anne Marie D'Amico worked at an investment management firm in the Canadian city. Her employer, Invesco Canada, has released a statement on the tragic news.
"Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with all those impacted by this tragic event," President Peter Intraligi said in the written statement.
In addition to those 10 killed, some 15 people were hospitalized with injuries after cops say suspect Alek Minassian jumped the curb in a white van and plowed through a crowd of people in Toronto's northern suburbs.
Minassian, 25, was arrested not long after allegedly fleeing the scene.
Minassian was a student at Seneca College's Centre for Development of Open Technology (CDOT), which focuses on developing open-source software, according to BuzzFeed.
Minassian was reportedly listed as a team member on multiple projects undertaken at CDOT.
Toronto authorities said details on charges against Minassian would be made public when he appeared in court Tuesday.
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued a statement following the attack.
“It was with great sadness that I heard about the tragic and senseless attack that took place in Toronto this afternoon," Trudeau said. "On behalf of all Canadians, I offer my heartfelt condolences to the loved ones of those who were killed, and my thoughts for a fast and full recovery to those injured.
"I thank the first responders at the scene who managed this extremely difficult situation with courage and professionalism. They faced danger without hesitation, and their efforts no doubt saved lives and prevented further injuries.
"We should all feel safe walking in our cities and communities. We are monitoring this situation closely, and will continue working with our law enforcement partners around the country to ensure the safety and security of all Canadians."
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