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Police Say Multiple Pedestrians Struck by Van Near Yonge & Finch - CP24

Started by Bender, April 23, 2018, 01:17:45 PM

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Bender

"They say you can judge a man by the company he keeps. So here is the professor's oldest friend, a grotesque, stinking lobster." - Bender

Dappleganger

Apparently four deaths. A friend works at Yonge and Finch.  :'(

Bender

Quote from: Dappleganger on April 23, 2018, 01:40:58 PM
Apparently four deaths. A friend works at Yonge and Finch.  :'(

They said it was also close to Yonge/North York Centre. I lived on Doris Ave for a few years and have a friend who still lives there.
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Nik


That's not too far south of me. Seems unlikely but you hope that this was just a terrible accident instead of being done maliciously.
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Peter D.

Quote from: Nik the Trik on April 23, 2018, 01:59:30 PM

That's not too far south of me. Seems unlikely but you hope that this was just a terrible accident instead of being done maliciously.

Unfortunately, sounds like the latter as opposed to the former.

Zee


Zee

I can't tell you how many times I've walked down that sidewalk during lunch.  Walking from Yonge & Finch down to almost Mel Lastman square.  Kind of scary.

herman

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Zee

Apparently the guy that was driving the van appeared to pull a gun out and point at police.  The bravest cop I ever saw (on video) just walks up and arrests the guy, the perp drops his gun (or whatever it was) before the cop arrests him.

bustaheims

Quote from: Zee on April 23, 2018, 02:31:22 PM
Apparently the guy that was driving the van appeared to pull a gun out and point at police.  The bravest cop I ever saw (on video) just walks up and arrests the guy, the perp drops his gun (or whatever it was) before the cop arrests him.

I'm pretty confident that wasn't a gun in his hand, and I imagine the officer saw that as well. I think the guy was hoping to get shot instead of having to face the consequences of his actions.

(Not to downplay the bravery of the officer - regardless of whether or not he identified it was a gun, he acted fearlessly.)
"Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts." - Daniel Patrick Moynihan

Coco-puffs

Quote from: bustaheims on April 23, 2018, 02:35:59 PM
Quote from: Zee on April 23, 2018, 02:31:22 PM
Apparently the guy that was driving the van appeared to pull a gun out and point at police.  The bravest cop I ever saw (on video) just walks up and arrests the guy, the perp drops his gun (or whatever it was) before the cop arrests him.

I'm pretty confident that wasn't a gun in his hand, and I imagine the officer saw that as well. I think the guy was hoping to get shot instead of having to face the consequences of his actions.

(Not to downplay the bravery of the officer - regardless of whether or not he identified it was a gun, he acted fearlessly.)

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Nik


So they've released the identity of the suspect and it doesn't appear to be any sort of organized terrorist thing.
I wish to hell I'd never said "Winning isn't everything it's the only thing". What I believe is, if you go out on a football field, or any endeavour in life, and you leave every fibre of what you have on the field, then you've won.
- Vince Lombardi

bustaheims

Quote from: Nik the Trik on April 23, 2018, 06:11:55 PM
So they've released the identity of the suspect and it doesn't appear to be any sort of organized terrorist thing.

There's some speculation he was inspired by/admired Elliot Rodger, who killed 6 people and injured 14 more in 2014 because he couldn't get a date.
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Nik

Quote from: bustaheims on April 23, 2018, 09:12:17 PM
Quote from: Nik the Trik on April 23, 2018, 06:11:55 PM
So they've released the identity of the suspect and it doesn't appear to be any sort of organized terrorist thing.

There's some speculation he was inspired by/admired Elliot Rodger, who killed 6 people and injured 14 more in 2014 because he couldn't get a date.

Yeah, this very much has the stink of it of some nobody who does something like this because they think that killing a bunch of people will make them a somebody.

For all the handwringing about "terrorism" the truth is that right now we have a much bigger problem with disaffected young men who are really just upset that the world wasn't handed to them.
I wish to hell I'd never said "Winning isn't everything it's the only thing". What I believe is, if you go out on a football field, or any endeavour in life, and you leave every fibre of what you have on the field, then you've won.
- Vince Lombardi