'ALL OF TORONTO IS WITH YOU': The Toronto Maple Leafs had a moving tribute for the victims of the van collision that killed at least 10

  • The Toronto Maple Leafs held a stunning tribute to the victims affected by the Toronto van collision which killed and injured pedestrians on Monday.
  • "Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families, our first responders, and to all those affected," the announcer said during the game. "All of Toronto is with you."


The Toronto Maple Leafs held a stunning tribute to the victims that died after a van rammed through several pedestrians in Toronto on Monday afternoon.

During the hockey game against the Boston Bruins, the Maple Leafs' announcer referenced the incident in which a van hit and killed at least 10 people and injured 15.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families, our first responders, and to all those affected," the announcer said during the game. "All of Toronto is with you."

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TORONTO, ON- APRIL 23 - Leafs fans take a moment of silence before the game in honour of the people killed and injured in the van incident on Yonge Street as the Toronto Maple Leafs play the Boston Bruins in game six of their first round NHL Stanley Cup playoff series at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. April 23, 2018. (Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON- APRIL 23 - Leafs fans take a moment of silence before the game in honour of the people killed and injured in the van incident on Yonge Street as the Toronto Maple Leafs play the Boston Bruins in game six of their first round NHL Stanley Cup playoff series at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. April 23, 2018. (Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - APRIL 23: Fans, members of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Boston Bruins stand for a moment of silence to honour the victims of a van attack in Toronto before Game Six of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Air Canada Centre on April 23, 2018 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Mark Blinch/NHLI via Getty Images)
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After observing a brief moment of silence, the crowd cheered and sang along in unison with singer Martina Ortiz-Luis for the national anthem.

Around 1:30 p.m. local time, a van jumped the sidewalk and ploughed through a busy intersection in downtown Toronto.

Police arrested a male suspect who is believed to have been previously known to Toronto officials. The suspect, identified as 25-year-old Alek Minassian, was arrested after threatening to brandish a firearm. According to law enforcement officials, the incident is believed to have been deliberate.

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