A car slammed into a crowd of pedestrians in New York's Times Square at midday on Thursday, killing one person and injuring nearly two dozen more. Police had the driver, Richard Rojas, in custody and were pursuing the theory that he may have been under the influence at the time of the accident. Law enforcement sources said he has a history of psychiatric, drug and alcohol problems.
Investigators works at the scene of a car crash, Thursday, May 18, 2017, in New York's Times Square. A man who appeared intoxicated drove his car the wrong way up the Times Square street and plowed into pedestrians on the sidewalk injuring dozens authorities and witnesses said. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
The suspect was identified as Richard Rojas, 26, of the Bronx. He is a former member of the Armed Forces and has two DUI arrests.
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A car that apparently jumped a curb and hit multiple pedestrians in Times Square on May 18, 2017.
The incident appears to have occurred in front of the Hard Rock Cafe at the corner of 43rd Street and Seventh Avenue.
The emergency response after a car jumped a curb in Times Square.
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Initial reports said as many as 10 people were hit and 1 killed when a car struck a crowd in Times Square.
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The FDNY later said at least 13 people were injured by the car.
The wreckage of a car that injured multiple people in Times Square on May 18, 2017.
The area where the Times Square incident occurred is often called "The Crossroads of the World."
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Firefighters responded after the deadly Times Square crash.
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo arrived on scene within minutes of the accident.
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Gov. Cuomo being briefed by police after the incident.
Police Commissioner James O'Neill briefs the police after the incident in Times Square.