One killed and 22 injured when a car plows into pedestrians in New York’s Times Square – Los Angeles Times

A U.S. Navy veteran with a history of drunk driving arrests plowed through crowds of pedestrians along three blocks of New York’s bustling Times Square on Thursday, killing one person and injuring at least 22 others, police said.

The incident sparked pandemonium in one of the city’s busiest tourist and leisure centers, as bloodied victims were hauled away on stretchers and the vehicle lay upended and steaming on a sidewalk.

Officials said early indications were that the crash was not terrorism-related, but tied to a driver who’s had several brushes with the law and who was tackled by police and civilians as he tried to flee the scene.

“Based on the information we have at this moment, there is no indication that this was an act of terrorism,” New York Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters.

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