Multiple news sources have identified the attack suspect as Alek Minassian.
In the wake of the Toronto attack, multiple news organizations are reporting that the Toronto attack suspect has been identified as 25-year-old Alek Minassian.
This was first reported by US news organizations, citing law enforcement sources:
CBS News says their “sources identified the suspect as Alek Minassian, 25.”
A photo of Minassian is below:
It is now being reported by Canadian media:
BREAKING: Suspect in Toronto van incident identified as Alek Minassian, sources tell CTV News https://t.co/AoZqQIItif
— CTV News (@CTVNews) April 23, 2018
“Sources told CTV’s Mercedes Stephenson that the suspect is Alek Minassian.”
Online, some people are questioning why American media has reported this before Canadian media did.
When it comes to the issue of motive, Reuters reports that the attack is being investigated as terrorism:
“Terrorism is the leading theory about motive for Toronto van attack, says U.S. security source”
JUST IN: Terrorism is the leading theory about motive for Toronto van attack, says U.S. security source pic.twitter.com/p72UiNt8k7
— Reuters World (@ReutersWorld) April 23, 2018
More details as they emerge…
Photo – Twitter