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News Wrap: Toronto police arrest van driver who killed pedestrians

In our news wrap Monday, nine people were killed and 16 injured when a rental van jumped a sidewalk in Toronto and mowed down a crowd of pedestrians. Also, police say they've captured 29-year-old Travis Reinking, who allegedly killed four people with an assault-style rifle at a Waffle House in Nashville, Tennessee, early Sunday.

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  • Amna Nawaz:

    Scenes of horror today in Toronto, Canada.

    A rental van jumped a sidewalk and plowed into pedestrians on a busy street, killing nine and injuring 16. The van drove on for nearly a mile, before police stopped it and arrested the driver.

    Ambulances rushed victims to a nearby hospital, and police said it will take some time to determine just what happened.

  • Peter Yuen:

    This is going to be a long investigation, with multiple witnesses, with a lot of surveillance cameras. And, namely, at 1:30 p.m., there were a lot of pedestrians out enjoying, a lot of witnesses enjoying a sunny afternoon. So, we're urging a anyone that saw anyone, please, call Crime Stoppers or call Toronto Police Service and let us know.

  • Amna Nawaz:

    The Canadian government said it has not changed its terrorism alert level in the wake of the incident.

    The manhunt is over in the Waffle House shootings in Nashville, Tennessee. Police say they have captured the man who allegedly killed four people with an assault-style rifle early Sunday. They'd been looking for the 29-year-old Travis Reinking ever since. More than 160 police, state troopers and federal agents searched door to door today in the suburb of Antioch.

    Detectives found Reinking in a wooded area this afternoon.

  • Lt. Carlos Lara:

    The suspect turned around, and Detective Williams saw his face and realized that that is the suspect we were looking for. At that point, Detective Williams drew down on the suspect. The suspect proned out. He told him to get on the ground. He got on the ground immediately, proned himself out.

  • Amna Nawaz:

    Police said Reinking had a gun in his backpack when he was arrested. They also said he had a history of mental instability, and was arrested after crossing a White House security barrier last summer. Reinking had to give up his weapons after that, but officials say his father later gave the guns back to him.

    North and South Korea took new steps towards reconciliation today, ahead of Friday's summit between their leaders. Diplomats met at the border to work out details for the summit. As they did, the South stopped blasting music and propaganda toward the North.

    The White House today pressed North Korea for concrete action on ending its nuclear program. Pyongyang promised Saturday to freeze nuclear and missile tests.

    In Yemen, Shiite Houthi rebels say their political chief, Saleh al-Samad, has died in an airstrike by a Saudi Arabian coalition. It happened last Thursday. Al-Samad is the highest ranking Houthi official killed in nearly four years of fighting.

    Separately, the rebels say another airstrike hit a wedding party on Sunday, killing at least 20 people.

    Fresh violence in Afghanistan today. A pair of Taliban attacks killed 14 soldiers and policemen in a western province. Meanwhile, families held funerals for some of the 57 killed in Sunday's suicide bombing in Kabul. And they demanded better security.

  • Man (through translator):

    The incident which happened yesterday caused sorrow to hundreds of families. People are not optimistic about the government and this country anymore. Everyone is trying to get out of this country, but they don't have the wings to fly. People are fed up with the current situation.

  • Amna Nawaz:

    The Islamic State claimed responsibility for Sunday's blast, which also wounded 119 people.

    In Belgium today, the lone surviving suspect from the 2015 Paris attacks was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Salah Abdeslam is jailed in France, and awaiting trial in the attacks that killed 130 people. A Belgian court convicted him and an accomplice in a shoot-out with police in Brussels in March 2016. They were eventually captured.

    Deadly protests in Nicaragua have prompted the U.S. State Department to shut down part of its embassy operations. It's also ordering relatives of diplomats to leave the country. More than two dozen people have been killed in rioting over plans to overhaul the welfare system. Nicaragua's government has now canceled the proposed changes.

    On Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrial average lost 14 points to close at 24448. The Nasdaq fell 17 points, and the S&P 500 rose a fraction of a point.

    And there's a new addition to the British royal family. Kate, the duchess of Cambridge, gave birth today to a boy, her third child. Just hours later, she and Prince William left the London hospital with the newborn prince. He is fifth in line to the British throne. And there's no word yet on his name.

    Still to come on the "NewsHour": Iran's foreign minister warns the U.S. not to withdraw from the nuclear deal; what's changed five years after a tragic fire at a Bangladesh garment factory; looking to India's agricultural past to preserve its future; and much more.

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