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Vehicle: Red Hinda
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UPDATE 4TIMES SQUARE: WITNESSES SAY "DELIBERATE ATTACK" BUT NYPD HAS NOT SAID A WORD AT THIS TIME. NYPD DRAGGED DRIVER IMMEDIATELY OUT OF AREA— nycphotog (@nycphotog) May 18, 2017
Driver under arrest:
CBS says according to New York City police the incident is not terrorism related.
Via the New York Post:
The 26-year-old motorist, who sources said is from the Bronx and has two prior DWIs, was taken into police custody. He drove the wrong way up Seventh Avenue for up to three blocks, hitting several people along the way before crashing into a pole at 45th Street and Broadway, police and witnesses said.
Three of the injured people are in critical condition, according to police sources.
“There’s video that shows the guy just drives right through it. It’s not a pretty sight,” a high-ranking source said. “He was on the sidewalk.”
When the car finally crashed into a pole, the driver got out of the car and tried to run away, according to witnesses. He punched a police officer before several cops were able to apprehend him, witnesses said.
Police officials now say 23 were injured, one killed.. No link to terrorism.