Arresting officer’s actions ‘one shining moment’ in the wake of Toronto van attack
TORONTO — The president of Toronto’s police union says an officer’s actions in arresting the suspect in a van attack that left at least 10 people dead Monday was “one shining moment” in an otherwise horrific day.
Mike McCormack of the Toronto Police Association says the arrest, caught on videos that have been widely circulated on social media, has served as a glimmer of hope for a city grappling with tragedy.
In one of the videos, a man is heard calling for the officer to kill him, threatening that he has a gun in his pocket. The officer refuses to shoot and tells the man to get down.
McCormack says he’s been in touch with the unnamed arresting officer, who he says is overwhelmed with emotion.
He says the officer says he was just doing his job, and was more worried about the victims than anything else.
He says the officer told him his actions were “no big deal.”
- Nicole Thompson
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