TIMES SQUARE: At Least 1 Dead, 13+ Injured After Car Plows Through Pedestrians
[UPDATE] 3:45 p.m. EST – TMZ releases images of the suspect just after the crash.
[UPDATE] 1:15 p.m. EST – NYPD has identified the suspect as Richard Rojas. Rojas was reportedly escaping police after a robbery.
Below you can see the suspect being arrested:
[UPDATE] 12:45 p.m. EST – Fox News reported that a witness said the car was going the wrong way down the street before hitting pedestrians. There are reportedly approximately 20 injured. The NYPD is reporting that the incident does not appear to be terror related.
NBC News is reporting that the suspect is a 26-year-old man from the Bronx with multiple prior arrests for DWI related offenses.
On Thursday, a car plowed through pedestrians in New York’s Time Square, killing at least one and injuring at least a dozen more. The incident happened around noon local time.
This is a breaking story, we will continue to provide updates.
“We saw people laying on the sidewalk…with crowds of people laying around them,” one person who witnessed the incident told Fox News. “You could see clumps of people down the sidewalk with people all around them trying to help them.”