Auto hits pedestrians in Times Square

At Least 1 Dead, 19 Injured After Car Strikes Pedestrians In Times Square

At Least 1 Dead, 19 Injured After Car Strikes Pedestrians In Times Square

Chaos and bloodshed rocked crowded Times Square on Thursday when a auto roared the wrong way up a one-way street and slammed into dozens of pedestrians, killing a woman and injuring 22 people, authorities said.

Charges are pending. VIDEO FROM THE SCENE MOMENTS AFTER THE CRASH: Police said Rojas drove at a high rate of speed from West 42nd Street to West 45th Street.

A former sailor who was based in Jacksonville for several years was arrested after police said he drove into a crowd of people in Times Square in New York City, killing one person.

A speeding auto struck sidewalk pedestrians in New York City's Times Square on Thursday killing one and injuring several others, multiple outlets are reporting.

Women hold up an American flag near Times Square in New York City after a crash that killed one and injured 22. Four of them are in critical condition, three are in serious condition - and all are expected to survive.

"I saw a red vehicle driving, the man said, "and he started plowing people over".

A auto rests on a security barrier in New York's Times Square after it plowed through a crowd of pedestrians on Thursday.

According to The Post, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio met with victims' families at Bellevue Hospital on Thursday afternoon. Yet the NYPD is stepping up its police presence at popular spots throughout the city as a precaution, and detectives and the Manhattan DA are carefully and quickly piecing together Rojas's history, witness testimony, and footage from the scene to determine a motive, if any.

The driver of the 2009 Honda Accord is in custody, New York Police Commissioner James O'Neill said.

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Richard Rojas tried to resist arrest before being taken in to custody.

Balde said he didn't smell alcohol on Rojas, and said the driver did not appear to be drunk. Thursday's incident revived memories of July a year ago when a man driving a truck killed at least 84 people, 10 of them children, and injured 202 in the French city of Nice.

A police officer inspects a vehicle crash, Thursday, May 18, 2017, in New York's Times Square.

Minutes before her death, Elsman shared a picture of Times Square on her Instagram story.

"The thing that I had to get done, if I didn't decide to go to 43rd and Sixth Avenue, I probably would have been one of the injured people", said Castillo.

Police secure an are near a vehicle after it plunged into pedestrians in Times Square in NY. Police authorities also said he was arrested just last week when he allegedly pulled a kitchen knife on a visitor at his Bronx home.

The White House said President Donald Trump was "made aware" of the situation in Times Square and will continue to receive updates as the situation unfolds. Many, but not all, sidewalks are lined with barricades and planters for fear of vehicle attacks.

Twitter user Michael Rickerby wrote: "Just witnessed a vehicle running people over in Times Square".

The police had taped off many of blocks around Times Square.

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