Toronto van suspect booked on murder charges

The Toronto man accused of driving a rented van through a crowded sidewalk, killing 10 and injuring several others, has been charged with multiple counts of murder and attempted murder, according to reports.

Alek Minassian showed little emotion as he arrived in Toronto court wearing a white jumpsuit and with his hands cuffed behind his back, the Toronto Star reported.

He was charged with 10 counts of murder and 13 counts of attempted murder for allegedly plowing into pedestrians Monday afternoon.

Asked whether he understood that he is to have no contact with the victims, Minassian answered, “Yes.”

Minassian, 25, was represented by a lawyer with Legal Aid Ontario for the brief hearing. He was held without bail pending a hearing May 10, when he’ll appear in court by video.

Authorities said the act appeared to be “deliberate.”

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