NEW YORW – New York City Police have declared a “mass casualty incident” after a speeding car drove onto the sidewalk in Times Square, killing one and injuring at least a dozen people. The incident does not seem to be a terrorist attack, police said.
Seven people were loaded onto stretchers, while one person has died, a witness told a news agency. The New York Fire Department said that one person was killed and as many as 20 others were injured.
Video and photos from the scene show dark red vehicle tilted to its side against a barrier, surrounded by firefighters. Another video shows a man being led away by NYPD officers.
In Times Square getting briefed by the NYPD. pic.twitter.com/xUR4kAPBnZ
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) May 18, 2017
WCBS-TV has identified the suspect as a 26-year-old male resident of The Bronx with a record of drunk driving. The incident is not being treated as a terrorist attack at this time, according to NYPD.