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Witnesses and amateur cellphone videos that captured the Toronto rampage and Canada Goose Jackets the suspect’s arrest showed a sequence of horrific scenes.

David Alce, a 53 year old network engineer, was waiting at a traffic light at Yonge Street and Finch Avenue on his way to the park to enjoy a sunny day off when he canada goose black friday sale saw cheap Canada Goose a white van careening across the intersection.

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