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1 killed, 22 injured in NYC's Times Square fatal vehicle incident

1 killed, 22 injured in NYC's Times Square fatal vehicle incident

City authorities were nevertheless deploying extra police from anti-terror units to key locations around the U.S. financial and cultural capital, home to 8.5 million, out of "an abundance of caution", the mayor said.

"This is a tough day for New York City, but I want to thank our first responders who got here so quickly", Mayor Bill de Blasio wrote on Twitter.

Officials said Rojas served in the US Navy but was discharged after disciplinary problems. "You stole my identity", Rojas told the man, grabbing his neck in one hand while brandishing the knife in the other, according to a police spokeswoman. He was seen slumped as he was detained by several officers and led to a police vehicle. PHOTOS: Car plows into crowd in Times SquareTwenty-one others were injured. Her 13-year-old sister was with her at the time, and was injured in the incident.

NYC Health + Hospitals Bellevue said it was treating four patients in critical condition and two in serious condition Thursday night.

The suspect allegedly was driving a red 2009 Honda Accord and mounted the sidewalk on the west side of 7th Avenue and 42nd Street and then continued at a high speed to 45th Street, O'Neill said.

After crashing the maroon Honda, "the driver got out of his auto and started trying to punch people and tackle people", Rickerby said.

"He was going faster and faster on the sidewalk when he was hitting people". Dosokey said police and ambulances arrived about two minutes later.

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Rojas has been charged with one count of murder in the second-degree, aggravated vehicular homicide and multiple counts of attempted murder, a NY police spokesman said in an email to Reuters news agency late on Thursday.

Police said Rojas was a resident of the Bronx section of New York City, and that he had been arrested for driving while intoxicated in 2008 and 2015.

Rojas attended college and works in real estate, Ramos said.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (C) addresses a news conference at the scene of the auto crash at Times Square in New York City, the United States, on May 18, 2017.

A smashed vehicle sits on the corner of Broadway and 45th Street in New York's Times Square after ploughing through a crowd of pedestrians at lunchtime on Thursday, May 18, 2017.

"It looked like he was trying to hit people", Rickerby told The Post, adding that masses of screaming people started running away from Times Square. President Donald Trump, whose home at Trump Tower is one mile from the crash scene, was made aware of the incident nearly immediately and given updates, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer tweeted.


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