Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Toronto Van Rampage Suspect Is A Software Developer With No Known Terror Links

This is the 25-year-old IT student arrested over the Toronto van rampage that left ten people dead.

Alek Minassian is a software developer from the Richmond Hill area of the Canadian city. According to his LinkedIn profile, he attended Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology.

A classmate said he was still attending up until last week. Joseph Pham, 25, described Minassian as "socially awkward" He added: "He kept to himself. He didn’t really talk to anyone."

Records show Minassian worked on a number of apps including one which found parking spots for local people.

Minassian was arrested at the scene of the massacre after being confronted by police following the horrific incident at around 1.30pm on Monday.

He was heard to shout "Kill me! Shoot me in the head!" at an officer who then bravely took him to the ground unharmed.

The suspect is not believed to be linked to any terror groups.

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