The suspect is 25-years-old and comes from Richmond Hill, Ontario, around 30 minutes north of Toronto.
According to the suspect’s Linkedin profile, he is a student at Seneca College.
Police did not have anything on their files in relation to the suspect prior to the attack, according to the Toronto Police Chief Mark Sanders.
They also do no believe the suspect is associated to any organised terrorist group.Related articles
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I would say he fairly deliberately hit pedestrians … before eventually careering off into one of the other side streets and out of view
Officials also stated the the incident does not pose a larger threat to national security based on the information they currently have.
During a press conference officials said: “There would appear to be no national security connection to this particular incident.
“The events that happened on the streets behind us are horrendous, but they do not appear to be