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

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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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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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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.

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I work here.  It's a crazy scene outside.

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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.

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I'm glad you guys nearby are all okay.

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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.

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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.)
« Last Edit: April 23, 2018, 03:40:21 PM by bustaheims »
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Re: Police Say Multiple Pedestrians Struck by Van Near Yonge & Finch - CP24
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2018, 03:41:14 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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Re: Police Say Multiple Pedestrians Struck by Van Near Yonge & Finch - CP24
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2018, 04:50:06 PM »

Just awful.

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Re: Police Say Multiple Pedestrians Struck by Van Near Yonge & Finch - CP24
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2018, 07:11:55 PM »

So they've released the identity of the suspect and it doesn't appear to be any sort of organized terrorist thing.
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Re: Police Say Multiple Pedestrians Struck by Van Near Yonge & Finch - CP24
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2018, 10:12:17 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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Re: Police Say Multiple Pedestrians Struck by Van Near Yonge & Finch - CP24
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2018, 10:15:57 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.
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Re: Police Say Multiple Pedestrians Struck by Van Near Yonge & Finch - CP24
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2018, 10:15:57 PM »