Alek Minassian charged with 10 counts of murder and 13 counts of attempted murder in Toronto van attack

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      The man accused of mass murder in Toronto yesterday has made his first court appearance.

      Alex Minassian, a 25-year-old student from Richmond Hill, is charged with 10 counts of first-degree murder and 13 counts of attempted murder.

      The Seneca College student was arrested by a cool-headed Toronto police officer after climbing out of a rented van.

      The vehicle was used in a murderous rampage along Yonge Street to mow down pedestrians on the sidewalk.

      In a tense standoff, Minassian pointed what appeared to be a handgun at a police officer.

      At one point, Minassian urged the officer to shoot him in the head.

      But the cop stood his ground before eventually proceeding forward, pulling out a baton, and ordering Minassian to the ground.

      There, the suspect was cuffed and taken away.

      This video shows the suspect being arrested.