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Canada terror threat unchanged following Toronto van incident

Last Updated Apr 24, 2018 at 1:01 pm PDT

Paramedics attend to people after multiple pedestrians were hit by a van in north Toronto in this handout photo from Instagram on Monday, April 23, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Phil Zullo, Instagram *MANDATORY CREDIT*

TORONTO (NEWS 1130) – Canada’s terror threat level is not changing in the wake of the tragic van incident in Toronto, although RCMP are helping in the investigation.

At this time there are no conclusions about a possible motive in this tragedy, but speaking in Toronto Federal Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says Canada’s threat level is not changing.

“There is no information available to me at the present time that would indicate a change in the risk level.”

Canada’s terror threat level has been at medium since the shooting on Parliament Hill in 2014.

Goodale says RCMP and the Ontario Provincial Police are helping with the investigation, although Toronto Police are still the lead in this case. He calls this a serious incident, but says it is too early to confirm any other information at this point.

“[They’re] doing their very best as rapidly as possible, to identify precisely what has taken place here and why,” he says.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke about the incident in the house of commons not long after the news broke. “Our thoughts are obviously with those affected by this incident.”

The opposition leader and many other federal MPs also offering their thoughts and prayers to the victims, their families and the community.