Alek Minassian

crime

Prosecutors are piling charges onto the accused Toronto van attacker

Minassian is also facing 10 first-degree murder charges after he allegedly plowed a van into pedestrians on a busy Toronto street.
Rachel Browne
5.10.18
Photos

Photos from Toronto's Emotional Vigil for the Van Attack Victims

Thousands of people attended the vigil Sunday night.
Mack Lamoureux
4.30.18
Conspiracies

What Van Attack Conspiracies Tell Us About the Internet's Darkest Corners

Several established conspiracy subcultures jumped at an opportunity to push media-discrediting agendas.
Mack Lamoureux
4.27.18
misogyny

Toxic Masculinity Is at the Heart of This Darkness

The two biggest massacres in the last 40 years of Canadian history have been explicitly linked to misogyny.
Drew Brown
4.25.18
News

Everything We Know About Alek Minassian, the Alleged Toronto Van Attacker

Minassian, 25, has been described as intensely socially awkward and has been connected to an incredibly misogynistic online group.
Allison Tierney
Mack Lamoureux
4.24.18
Toronto van attack

Exclusive: Toronto van driver Alek Minassian was a member of the Canadian Army

The Canadian Armed Forces has confirmed to VICE News that Minassian served for two months.
Ben Makuch
4.24.18
Toronto van attack

Toronto van driver pledged allegiance to “involuntary celibacy” group on Facebook

Facebook has confirmed to VICE News that the post linking Alek Minassian to the misogynistic group is real
Mack Lamoureux
Jordan Pearson
4.24.18
News

Alleged Toronto Van Attacker’s Facebook Profile Linked to ‘Incels,’ Praised Mass Killer

Facebook has confirmed to VICE that the post linking Alek Minassian, accused of killing ten people, to the misogynistic group is real.
Jordan Pearson
Mack Lamoureux
4.24.18
Toronto van attack

Toronto van driver charged with 10 counts of murder for “deliberate” attack

Alek Minassian, 25, is also facing 13 counts of attempted murder after allegedly ramming into pedestrians along Toronto's Yonge Street
Tamara Khandaker
Rachel Browne
4.24.18