We will be updating this as we get details but this is what we know so far:
The suspect’s name is Richard Rojas…It’s being reported he was intoxicated.
A vehicle drove against traffic on the sidewalk in NYC today. A maroon sedan was seen plowing into pedestrians. The driver is in custody.
A still shot of the suspect:
It appeared as though the driver was trying to escape but was taken down by onlookers and police:
An eyewitness said he saw the car was heading North on Broadway and careened onto the sidewalk:
13 injured – one reported dead
Shocking footage from New York after car plows into at least 10 pedestrians at Times Square pic.twitter.com/qlKfHpBkVp
— Save the West (@SaveTWest) May 18, 2017
— Adriana Pratt (@adrianampratt) May 18, 2017
At least one person dead and 10 injured after vehicle hit pedestrians in New York’s Times Square, according to reports pic.twitter.com/MHtFTuCGn4
— Sky News (@SkyNews) May 18, 2017
Times Square is a very crowded area so it’s very suspect that the driver was able to get up enough speed to do this.