Motorist slams car into Times Square pedestrians, killing one, injuring 22

May 18, 2017
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NEW YORK A formerFormer spy seeks to show UK knew of Guantanamo torture: Sunday Times. Read more ... » U.S. Navy sailor slammed his car into8 injured at LAX after passenger jet rams into truck on landing. Read more ... » pedestrians in New York CityBomb attack in Iraqi city of Kirkuk kills 31. Read more ... »’s packed TimesFormer spy seeks to show UK knew of Guantanamo torture: Sunday Times. Read more ... » Square on Thursday, killing​'Kids were possessed by spirits': Woman in Spain charged with killing her babies. Read more ... » an 18-year-old woman​'Kids were possessed by spirits': Woman in Spain charged with killing her babies. Read more ... » and wounding 22 peopleSeven people shot at Calgary house party: police. Read more ... », and authoritiesFour Canadians killed in accident in Texas: authorities. Read more ... » said there was no indication it was an act of terrorismObama acknowledges Americans' fear of terrorism but vows to overcome threat. Read more ... ».

Witnesses said the motorist mounted the sidewalk in a burgundy HondaHonda recalls SUVs over dangerous airbag defect. Read more ... » sedan and sped along moreTrucker in Tracy Morgan crash hadn’t slept in more than 24 hours, prosecutor says. Read more ... » thanTrucker in Tracy Morgan crash hadn’t slept in more than 24 hours, prosecutor says. Read more ... » threeThree Afghans dead in new blast at U.S. base in Afghan east. Read more ... » city blocks, knocking people overSaudi-led coalition airstrikes kill over 20 civilians in Yemen – reports. Read more ... » beforeIslamist militants kill 20 in Bangladesh before commandos end siege. Read more ... » the car hit a pole and came to rest at 45th Street and Broadway in Midtown ManhattanHuge construction crane collapses in Manhattan, kills one. Read more ... ».

PoliceSeven people shot at Calgary house party: police. Read more ... » who took the driverMotorcycle driver dead after Mississauga crash. Read more ... » into custodyTwo in custody after shooting, 'hostage situation' in Neenah, WI. Read more ... » identified him as Richard Rojas, 26, of the New York City borough of the Bronx. TheyChicago ‘black site’ so secretive most police didn’t know who they were holding – report. Read more ... » said he had been arrestedEx-Knick Oakley arrested after skirmish at MSG. Read more ... » twice for drunken driving in 2008 and 2015, and once earlier this month for menacing.

There was “no indication” it was an act of terrorism, Mayor Bill de Blasio told a news conference at the scene.

Initial reportsSaudi-led coalition airstrikes kill over 20 civilians in Yemen – reports. Read more ... » of the incidentPolice called over Manziel incident; QB not arrested. Read more ... » brought to mind vehicle attacksRussia cyber attacks are 'major threat,' Congress probe hears. Read more ... » on pedestrians like those seen in recent months in Britain, FranceRallies across Canada, globe support victims of attacks in France. Read more ... », GermanyGermany arrrests man who may have sold guns to Paris attackers. Read more ... », Israel and Sweden.

“People were​'Kids were possessed by spirits': Woman in Spain charged with killing her babies. Read more ... » being hit and rolling off the car,” said Josh Duboff, who works at the nearby Thomson Reuters headquarters. He said he leaped out of the way to avoid being struck.

A woman’s body lay covered with a bloodstained blanket. A police officer keptEdmonton police say 13-year-old girl died after bus hit her and kept going. Read more ... » vigil nearby, sadly shaking his head. Shoes were scattered on the sidewalk.

Hundreds of thousands of people, many of them touristsGunmen kill 10 foreign tourists in northern Pakistan: police. Read more ... » fromDeath toll from suicide bombing near Baghdad rises to 27: police. Read more ... » around the world, pass daily throughOrlando gunman likely 'radicalized' through internet, U.S. says. Read more ... » Times Square, the heart of the Broadway theaterSuspect in Louisiana theater rampage had history of mental illness. Read more ... » districtSuicide bomber kills four, wounds 36 in Istanbul shopping district. Read more ... ».

The bustling streets are heavily patrolled by police, some on horseback. Many, but not all, sidewalks are lined with barricades and planters for fearObama acknowledges Americans' fear of terrorism but vows to overcome threat. Read more ... » of vehicle attacks.

The incident took place close to noon ET on a bright, sunny day. SecurityTwo civilians, two security forces killed in Turkish army action against Kurd rebels. Read more ... » camera footage showed the car slam into pedestrians who moments earlier were ambling along, some carrying shoppingSuicide bomber kills four, wounds 36 in Istanbul shopping district. Read more ... » bags and othersOne person critical, two others in hospital after Texas college shooting. Read more ... » pushing baby strollers.

A bouncer from the Planet Hollywood restaurant and a ticket agent were among onlookers who helped police subdue the suspectSuspect in Louisiana theater rampage had history of mental illness. Read more ... » when he tried to flee the scene, media reports said.

For a graphic on Times Square car crashMotorcycle driver dead after Mississauga crash. Read more ... », click tmsnrt.rs/2rvktPe

‘MOWED EVERYONE DOWN’

CourtIn court, bin Laden relative denies plot charge. Read more ... » records showed Rojas was also arrested at a navalUK military: Security incident at naval base. Read more ... » baseThree Afghans dead in new blast at U.S. base in Afghan east. Read more ... » in Jacksonville, Florida, in September 2012 afterMotorcycle driver dead after Mississauga crash. Read more ... » he yelled, “my life is over,” and threatened to killSaudi-led coalition airstrikes kill over 20 civilians in Yemen – reports. Read more ... » police.

After Thursday’s incident, authorities cordoned off an area from 41st to 47th streets and from 6th to 8th avenues for severalSeveral people killed in 50-vehicle Pennsylvania pileup. Read more ... » hoursTrucker in Tracy Morgan crash hadn’t slept in more than 24 hours, prosecutor says. Read more ... », effectively shutting down one of the busiest parts of one of the busiest cities in the world.

The crash occurred nearDeath toll from suicide bombing near Baghdad rises to 27: police. Read more ... » the headquarters of the Reuters news agency, 3 Times Square. BuildingBuilding Inspector Tied to Philadelphia Collapse Commits Suicide. Read more ... » foreman Rodney Muir said he heard what sounded like a big bang and crunching metal. He said he looked out and saw what appeared to be a body in the street.

One of the injured8 injured at LAX after passenger jet rams into truck on landing. Read more ... », Cheryl Howard, had blood dripping down her right arm and a bruise above her left eye. She and her daughter were shopping when the car sped toward them.

“I’m so freaked out!” Howard’s daughter said. “They mowed everyone down.”

One injured woman nearby had a largeGermany frees suspect in market attack, says perpetrator maybe still at large. Read more ... » open wound on her leg.

Times Square was evacuated in May 2010 when a car bombBomb attack in Iraqi city of Kirkuk kills 31. Read more ... » that failed to explode was found in an SUV. Faisal Shahzad, a naturalized American and Taliban-trained militant, later pleaded guilty and was sentenced to life imprisonment.

Six months ago the city completed a $ 55 million, nearlyNearly 120 killed in overnight Baghdad bombings claimed by Islamic State. Read more ... » 6-year renovation of Times Square that turned roadways into pedestrianPolice looking for white truck after pedestrian, 14, hit. Read more ... » zones. It aimedU.S. military veteran aimed to 'kill white people' in Dallas police ambush. Read more ... » to improve traffic congestion and safety, but not all sidewalks were fitted with safety bollards or barriers to vehicles.

Thursday’s incident revived memories of July last year when a man driving a truck8 injured at LAX after passenger jet rams into truck on landing. Read more ... » killedFormer NFL player Dennis Byrd killed in car crash. Read more ... » at leastBrussels airport, subway hit by explosions, killing at least 13: reports. Read more ... » 84 people, 10 of them children, and injured 202 in the French city of NiceTruck 'terrorist' kills 80 in Nice Bastille Day crowd. Read more ... ». IslamicIraq deploys tanks as Islamic State tightens grip on Ramadi. Read more ... » StateIraq deploys tanks as Islamic State tightens grip on Ramadi. Read more ... » claimedNearly 120 killed in overnight Baghdad bombings claimed by Islamic State. Read more ... » responsibility.

On MarchU.S. protesters march against Trump presidency for fifth day. Read more ... » 22, fiveShooter kills five people, wounds eight at Ft. Lauderdale airport. Read more ... » people were killed in London and about 40 injured after a car hit pedestrians and a suspectedSikh NYC cab driver attacked, has turban snatched in suspected hate crime. Read more ... » IslamistIslamist militants kill 20 in Bangladesh before commandos end siege. Read more ... »-inspired attacker stabbed a policeman near Britain’s parliament.

(Additional reporting by Daniel Bases, Andrew Chung, Grant McCool, Jonathan Spicer, Barbara Goldberg, Joseph Ax, Hilary Russ, Peter Szekely, Letitia Stein, Colleen Jenkins and Emily Flitter; Writing by Daniel Wallis; Editing by Howard Goller)

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