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Ayanle Hassan Ali, accused of stabbing at Canadian Forces centre, facing 9 charges

According to Toronto police Chief Mark Saunders, Ali said, "Allah told me to do this, Allah told me to come here and kill people," during the attack.

Outside court, David Burke, Ali's lawyer, told reporters, "This is a very, very serious incident and no one is going to pretend it's not.

"It's a very, very difficult situation he finds himself in," Burke added. "He seems very scared."

Burke said he was "not getting into whether [Ali's] remorseful" about Monday's attack.

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