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Toronto Van Attack Suspect Hit With 3 More Attempted Murder Charges

Canadian authorities have not divulged a motive, but eight of the 10 people killed on April 23 were women

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    The Canadian man accused of using a van to mow down a mostly female group of pedestrians at a busy Toronto intersection was slapped Thursday with three new attempted murder charges, NBC News reported.

    Alek Minassian, who was linked to an online misogynist group after the mayhem last month that left 10 people dead and 15 more injured, did not enter a plea during his brief appearance by video from his cell.

    The 25-year-old now faces 10 counts of murder and 16 counts of attempted murder at his next scheduled appearance, which is on Sept. 14.

    So far, Canadian authorities have not divulged a motive, but eight of the 10 people killed on April 23 were women. And police have revealed that Minassian posted about on internet forums that attract sexually-frustrated men known as "incels" — for involuntary celibate — who hate women.