9 people have been killed and 16 injured after a man drove a van into pedestrians in Toronto, police have reported.
The driver fled the scene of the incident but was arrested several streets away.
The arrest of the driver followed a tense standoff with police on the street.
Bystander videos appeared to show the driver pointing an object at the officers, who can be heard shouting at him to get down.
The man was then detained without any shots being fired.
Toronto deputy police chief Peter Yuen asked for witnesses to come forward and said there will be "a long investigation" to follow.
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— CBC Toronto (@CBCToronto) April 23, 2018
Our thoughts are with all those affected by the terrible incident at Yonge and Finch in Toronto. Thank you to the first responders working at the scene – we're monitoring the situation closely.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) April 23, 2018
My statement on the tragic incident at Yonge and Finch. pic.twitter.com/8FhH3M5Vhd
— John Tory (@JohnTory) April 23, 2018
The Toronto Sign has been dimmed and the official flags at Toronto City Hall, all Civic Centres and Metro Hall will be flown at half-mast until further notice to mark the tragic events that took place today. pic.twitter.com/4fNVQbEiJb
— City of Toronto (@TorontoComms) April 23, 2018