A number of injuries are being reported after pedestrians were struck by a white van which attempted to flee the scene in Toronto, police say. Authorities apprehended the vehicle roughly a mile south of the collision, and the driver was taken into custody.
It was not immediately clear what the extent of the injuries was, nor whether the driver deliberately targeted the pedestrians.
A Reuters witness said there were at least two bodies at the site of the incident. Though Toronto Police have yet to corroborate any of these reports, the early information appears to suggest that this was not an accidental incident.
A pedestrian, who police say was a witness to a van striking multiple people at a major intersection in Toronto's northern suburbs, reacts in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, April 23, 2018.
No description was given of the driver, including name, age, gender or possible motive.
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Some of the victims were struck in a public square popular with office workers on lunch breaks.
The incident happened on Monday as cabinet ministers from the G7 countries were gathered in Toronto to discuss a range of global issues in the run-up to the G7 meeting near Quebec City in June. There was no noticeable change in security around the Intercontinental Hotel where the ministers gathered.
"Our hearts go out to anyone affected", Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told reporters. "We are going to have more to learn and more to say in the coming hours".