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Vehicle strikes pedestrians in Times Square

The scene of an accident in New York’s Times Square after driver went through a crowd of pedestrians, injuring at least a dozen people, May 18, 2017. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

Vehicle strikes pedestrians in Times Square

One person is dead and over a dozen more are injured after a speeding car plowed into a crowd into New York City’s Times Square, the New York City Fire Department said Thursday. The New York City Police Department said the incident, which occurred around 12 p.m. local time, does not appear to be terror-related.

A witness told Yahoo News that after the car came to a halt on the sidewalk, the driver attempted to flee on foot before being apprehended. Video taken by a witness and posted to Instagram shortly after the crash showed police taking a person into custody. Initial reports indicated the suspect is a 26-year-old man with multiple prior arrests for DWI. (Yahoo News)

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