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Thursday, 18 May 2017 13:18

Car slams into Times Square pedestrians, killing one, injuring others

Written by  Reuters

NEW YORK A speeding car crashed into pedestrians on a sidewalk in New York City's busy Times Square on Thursday, killing one person and injuring at least 12, and police said the incident did not appear to be an act of terrorism, witnesses, police and news media said.

A Reuters witness said one person was covered with a bloodstained blanket after the collision, which occurred around noon ET (1600 GMT) at the Midtown Manhattan tourist venue.

Hundreds of thousands of people, many of them visitors from around the world, pass daily through the bustling commercial area, the heart of the Broadway theater district.

The vehicle was a red Honda sedan and CBS New York Television said the driver had been removed. Television footage showed police officers restraining a man in a dark T-shirt and placing him in a police car.

Witnesses said the motorist had driven against traffic and onto the sidewalk, striking pedestrians.

“Everybody was just running, everyone was concerned for their lives,” a witness told local CBS television.

The car crashed into a pole and came to rest at 45th Street and Broadway.

Seven people were being placed on stretchers, a Reuters witness said. Shoes were scattered at the scene and one person was covered by a bloodstained blanket, the Reuters witness said.

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A murderous criminal... nothing more.

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Only the indoctrinated liberals idiot's in New York city would miss the signs, that this was terrorism...Rojas blew a 0.0....he new what he was doing.

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Its bull crap that the law was easy on him the second time. This guy murdered someone this time on purpose and deserves nothing less but the the death penalty. And that dipshit deblasio needs to be fired for making a lying saying it was an accident when clearly it wasn't. Tired of people like deblasio protects people like this as long its not done to Someone he cares about

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Who said, that this person is not a terrorist, this person is what if not that?. Again, the politico's in this country are so fearful of telling the American people the truth, let's be honest [for once]. You have a man who has a police record, he claims that he was doing this or that and that he has been hearing voices, yea.....the voice of that terrorist controller. The mayor of the city of New York, is cut from the same cloth that Obama was cut from, so I have no trust in him and anything he has to say about ANYTHING, just as I have no trust in the what the mayor of the City of New Orleans, La. says while he is destroying his cities history, ALL THREE of these people are all cut from the same cloth.....and it's a damm shame!

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