One dead, 22 injured after car rams pedestrians in New York

UPDATED: May 18, 2017, 3:17 p.m. EDT

[PeterPaul.ca] — New York Mayor Bill de Blasio confirmed that one person is dead and another 22 people injured after a car rammed into a group of pedestrians in Times Square on Thursday.

The dead victim was not identified but an update from New York’s Mayor’s Office via Twitter said that it was a young woman.

The crash happened at W 45th Street and Broadway according to the FDNY who confirmed that four victims were in critical condition, three were in serious condition and 15 were classified as less serious.

“Based on the information we have at this moment, there is no indication that this was an act of terrorism,” Mayor de Blasio said. He has since attended Bellevue Hospital and spoke with physicians while meeting with victims families. Earlier, he visited the scene in Times Square, according to his Twitter feed.

“This is a tough day for New York City, but I want to thank our first responders who got here so quickly,” he said. “We feel deeply for those injured and particularly for the family of the young woman who was lost. Our prayers are with all of them.”

“The perpetrator is in custody.”

Journalist Kemberly Richardson reported that the person in custody is a 26-year-old male from the Bronx with prior DUI’s.

 

 

 

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