|“||Private (Recruit) Minassian Infantry 00010, wishing to speak to Sgt 4chan please. C23249161. The Incel Rebellion has already begun! We will overthrow all the Chads and Stacys! All hail the Supreme Gentleman Elliot Rodger!||„|
|~ Alek Minassian in a Facebook post shortly before the attack|
Alek was born on November 3, 1992 in Richmond Hill, Ontario. He attended Sixteeth Avenue Public School where he was put into a special needs class and was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome. He later transferred to Thornlea Secondary School where classmates described him as harmless and not overly social. In 2011 he enrolled into Seneca College, during his time at college he joined the Canadian Armed Forces for 2 months where a senior military officer said that Alek wasn't adapting to the military life. In a Facebook post hours before the attack, he called himself an incel(an abbreviation for "involuntary celibate", a person who believes that his sexual inactivity is the result of factors beyond his control) and showed support for mass shooter Elliot Rodger, who he referred to as the "Supreme Gentleman."
On April 23, he rented a Ryder van and drove to Finch Avenue where he ran a red light and drove down the sidewalk and began hitting people, during the attack he re-entered on to the roadway and a witness said that Alek looked at his victims in the eye before killing them. His attack stopped at Mel Lastman Square where he was arrested. After his arrest, he attempted suicide by cop, demanding the officer shoot him in the head while holding an object which he attempted to pass off as a gun. The officer recognized it wasn't, and subdued him with his baton.
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