A mass murder suspect in Canada who used a rental van to mow down people on a sidewalk was apparently inspired by a similar attack in the U.S.
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A busy Toronto street became a horrifying scene on Monday when a driver directed his vehicle into the sidewalk, killing 10 people and injuring 15. It was the deadliest mass murder in Canada in decades.
Witnesses said the attack was clearly intentional, the suspect driving the van into a busy sidewalk full of people. The attacker reportedly tried to commit suicide by telling police “kill me,” but authorities managed to apprehend him alive.
Which attack did the suspect talk about?
In 2014, an attacker killed six people, injuring 14 others, in a rampage attack near the UC Santa Barbara campus that involved stabbing, shooting and assaulting people with his vehicle. The Toronto suspect apparently praised the UCSB mass killer on his Facebook account.
Of all the parallels between these two horrifying mass murders, one sticks out the most.
“Mental health seems to be the common denominator here,” Glenn said on today’s show.
We know you don’t need a gun to commit mass murder. When will we take mental health seriously and address the root problems that are behind these terrible attacks?