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A Look at Recent Vehicular Attacks Around the World



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    Law enforcement and first responders on scene at Yonge St. at Finch Ave. after a van plows into pedestrians April 23, 2018, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. A suspect is in custody after a white van collided with multiple pedestrians.

    Canadian police are investigating an incident in Toronto in which a van driver jumped a curb in a busy intersection and plowed into pedestrians, killing 10.

    The attack shares at least one similarity with many other attacks in past years: It involved a vehicle. Many (but not all) of these incidents involve terrorism. Here's a look at some other attacks:

    Oct. 31, 2017: New York City: 8 killed

    A truck driver deliberately drove a rented Home Depot truck onto a lower Manhattan bicycle path in what authorities called a "cowardly act of terror" in October 2017. Officials found a note inside the truck after written by the driver saying that he had committed the attack for ISIS. (Full story.)

    Investigators inspect a truck used in a deadly attack in New York City on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017.
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    Aug. 17 and 18, 2017: Barcelona and Cambrils, Spain: 14 killed, scores hurt

    A van plunged into a crowd in a tourist hotspot in Barcelona, mowing down pedestrians. As authorities hunted for the driver, five more people in what is suspected as a terrorist cell car plowed into a crowd at a nearby beach resort, where they were shot and killed by police. (Full story.) 

    Injured people are treated in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, after a white van jumped the sidewalk in the historic Las Ramblas district, crashing into a summer crowd of residents and tourists and injuring several people.
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    Rescue personnel help injured people after a car ran into a large group of protesters after an white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017.
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    Aug. 12, 2017: Charlottesville, Va.: 1 killed, 19+ injured

    A man was arrested after driving a car into a crowd of counter-protesters at a white nationalist rally spurred by the possible removal of a Confederate statue. (Full story.)

    A French soldier is silhouetted between police cars near the scene where French soldiers were hit and injured by a vehicle in the western Paris suburb of Levallois-Perret near Paris, France, Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017.
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    A French soldier is silhouetted between police cars near the scene where French soldiers were hit and injured by a vehicle in the western Paris suburb of Levallois-Perret near Paris, France, Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017.
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    Aug. 9, 2017: Levallois-Perret, France: 6 injured

    A driver slammed a BMW into a group of French soldiers in a Paris suburb, injuring six of them. French officials detained an Algerian national after a high-speed chase following the incident. (Full story.)

    A general view of the site of terror attack near Finsbury Park Mosque on June 19, 2017 in London, England.
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    June 19, 2017: London: 1 dead, 11 injured

    A van plowed into a London crowd near Finsbury mosque, killing one person and injuring 11. Witnesses heard the driver laughing after the van crashed into the crowd. (Full story.)

    June 3, 2017: London: 8 dead, 48 injured 

    A vehicle barreled into pedestrians at London Bridge, then men armed with knives jumped out and attacked people at a busy market, killing 8 and injuring 48. The police fatally shot the three attackers. (Full story — an eighth person died after this report.)

    Emergency services work at the scene where a truck crashed into the Ahlens department store at Drottninggatan in central Stockholm, April 7, 2017.
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    May 18, 2017: New York City: 1 dead, 22 injured 

    A wrong-way driver drove his sedan down a sidewalk in Times Square for three-and-a-half blocks before crashing into a pole. He was apprehended after trying to fight police. (Full story.)

    April 7, 2017: Stockholm: 4 dead, 22 injured

    A stolen beer truck plowed through a crowd of shoppers in Sweden's capital. The driver's application for residency in Sweden had been rejected, and he was supposed to have left the country. (Full story — a fifth victim died after this report.)

    Israeli security forces and emergency personnel gather at the site of a vehicle-ramming attack on January 8, 2017 in Jerusalem, Israel.
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    March 22, 2017: London's Westminster Bridge: 4 dead, 40 injured

    A knife-wielding man went on a deadly rampage in the heart of Britain's seat of power, plowing a car into pedestrians on London's Westminster Bridge before stabbing a police officer to death inside the gates of Parliament. (Full story.)

    A man barreled across Westminster Bridge in a vehicle and plowed into pedestrians before crashing into a fence and then charging through the gates of Britain's Parliament with a knife and stabbed a police officer to death. The assailant was shot and killed by police.
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    Jan. 8, 2017: Jerusalem: 4 dead, 17 wounded 

    A Palestinian man ran his truck into a crowd of Israeli soldiers at a popular area for tourists with a sweeping view of the city. Israel's prime minister said the attacker was likely a supporter of ISIS. (Full story.)

    The scene of a terrorist attack is seen on December 20, 2016 after a truck smashed into a busy Christmas market in central Berlin. German police said they were treating as "a probable terrorist attack" the killing of 12 people when the speeding lorry cut a bloody swath through the packed Berlin Christmas market.
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    Dec. 19, 2016: Berlin: 12 dead, 56 injured

    A Tunisian national who sought asylum in Germany drove a stolen truck into a crowded Christmas marketplace in Berlin, sparking a manhunt that would eventually stretch across Europe. (Full story.)

    Forensic police investigate a truck at the scene of a terror attack on the Promenade des Anglais on July 15, 2016 in Nice, France. A French-Tunisian attacker killed 84 people as he drove a truck through crowds, gathered to watch a firework display during Bastille Day celebrations. The attacker then opened fire on people in the crowd before being shot dead by police.
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    Nov. 28, 2016: Ohio State University: 11 injured

    An Ohio State University student ran his car into a group of pedestrians at the college campus and began stabbing people with a butcher knife before he was shot to death by a police officer. (Full Story.)

    In this Nov. 28, 2016 file photo, crime scene investigators collect evidence from the pavement as police respond to an attack on campus at Ohio State University, in Columbus, Ohio. Somali-born student Abdul Razak Ali Artan used a car to crash into a group of students and slashed several people with a knife before he was fatally shot.
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    July 14, 2016: Nice, France: 86 dead, 200+ injured

    During the seaside city's Bastille Day celebrations, a truck drove into a huge crowd, causing havoc that the driver appeared to have planned for months. (Full story — two more people died after this report.)

    Israeli police inspect a car that was destroyed in an attack by a Palestinian man driving a bulldozer on Jaffa Road in Jerusalem on July 2, 2008. A Palestinian man killed at least three people and wounded 30 more when he rammed a bulldozer into a bus and cars in central Jerusalem today before being shot dead, medics and police said.
    Photo credit: Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty