TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) – Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders identified the suspect as Alek Minassian, 25, who he said had not previously been known to authorities. Police, who quickly arrested Minassian, do not know his motives.
The incident - which Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called a “tragic and senseless attack” - was one of the most violent in recent Canadian history.
Global Television said Minassian would appear in a Toronto court at 10 am ET (1400 GMT) on Tuesday.
The attack shook the usually peaceful streets of Toronto, a major tourist destination. The city, which has a population of 2.8 million, recorded 61 murders last year.
Federal officials said it did not represent a larger threat to national security.
The attack had no connection with ISIS the United States and Europe, Reuters reported.