In light of the tragic events of yesterday, the Toronto Police Services Board extends its sincere condolences to the victims of the attack and their families. We know that the entire City of Toronto has been affected by this terrible incident and we join the community in its grief.
All of the first responders should be applauded for their incredible response to a chaotic and fast-moving situation. We commend our police officers who confronted a complex and unpredictable crime scene with poise and focus. In particular, we are immensely grateful to the individual officer who, with a remarkable display of professionalism and courage, was able to successfully arrest the suspect without incident. His actions highlight the quality and character of every woman and man who wears the uniform of the Toronto Police Service. Finally, the Board would like to thank Chief Saunders for his excellent leadership and composed conviction during this challenging time.