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Mannen som kjørte en stor varevogn opp på fortauet i Toronto og drepte 10 og såret 15, gjorde det med vilje, sier politiet. Men de er ikke sikre på hvorfor.

«We don’t rule out anything,» Toronto Police Service Chief Mark Saunders said in a Monday evening news conference. «We need to follow what we have.

«Based on witness accounts, its very clear the actions definitely looked deliberate,» Saunders said. He said the suspect had not been known to police previously.

Minassian var en spesielll fyr sier de som har gått på skole med ham. Han hadde «spesielle behov» og måtte gå i spesialklasse ved siden av vanlig klasse.

Minassian utdannet seg innen data. En tidligere klassekamerat  sier han var en særling, men harmløs.

Shereen Chami, his former classmate said that Minassian was not violent. She said he was part of a program at Thornlea Secondary School, in Toronto’s northern suburbs, for high school students with special needs, attending a mix of mainstream and separate classes. Chami remembers him walking the halls with his hands together and his head down, and making meowing noises. “He wasn’t a social person, but from what I remember he was absolutely harmless,” she said.

Forsikringene om harmløshet begynner å bli et fast innslag etter terror. Det er som man vil besverge virkeligheten after the fact.

Vitner forteller at Minassian handlet målbevisst. Han drepte så mange han kunne, og stakk deretter.

After striking the pedestrians, Minassian sped off, CBC reported. Witnesses said the driver was moving fast and appeared to be acting intentionally. Photos from the site of the collision showed people trying to help victims on the ground and multiple bodies covered by sheets.

Han ble stanset av politiet et stykke unna og vitner sier han pekte med noe mot politiet. Noen hevder han ropte «drep meg». Han fikk ikke sitt ønske oppfylt.

Motivasjonen må ha vært sterk for å gjennomføre en så brutal handling mot intetanende fotgjengere:

“He started going down on the sidewalk and crumbling down people one by one,” Shaker told CTV. “He just destroyed so many people’s lives. Every single thing that got in his way.”

Dette er samme modus som i Stockholm, Nice og Berlin: Store biler som moser ubeskyttede mennesker.

 

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