An Ottawa man is behind bars Friday after being charged in the crossbow slaying of a man at a Toronto library, according to news reports.
The suspect, identified as Zhou Fang, 24, by CNN affiliate CBC News, was taken into police custody after the attack, which took place Thursday afternoon during business hours. The victim was Si Cheng, 52, of Toronto, CBC News reported.
A tweet on the Toronto Public Library's Twitter account said Friday morning, "TheĀ Main St. Branch remains closed. We will provide support to anyone - staff, patrons, witnesses - affected by the tragedy."
The slaying happened in front of witnesses, including children, police Constable Tony Vella told the Toronto Star newspaper. "There were a lot of people in the immediate area," he said.
The killingĀ āwas not random, it was targeted,ā Vella said, according to the Toronto Star.
After the slaying, the suspect calmly got into a U-Haul truck and drove away, the newspaper reported. Ā An elderly man was able to write down the license plate information, a witness told the paper.
Zhou is due in court Friday for a hearing, the CBC reported.