CNN: Times Square car incident: 1 dead, 23 injured; driver in custody
(CNN)An 18-year-old woman was killed and at least 23 people injured Thursday when a speeding car plowed into pedestrians in Manhattan's bustling Times Square, city officials said.
The driver of the 2009 Honda Accord is in custody, New York Police Commissioner James O'Neill said. The motorist, 26-year-old Richard Rojas of the Bronx, has been arrested twice in the past for drunken driving, he said.
The incident, which unfolded just before noon, is being investigated as an accident, a police official said. There is no indication it was an act of terrorism, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and other city leaders said.
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More News On Today's Incident At New York Times Square
1 Person Dead, 23 People Hurt When Car Slams Into Pedestrians In Times Square -- CBS New York
'We Got a Car Running People Over -- Notify Everyone': 1 Dead, 22 Hurt After Car Slams Into Crowd in Times Square -- NBC Washington
Car slams into Times Square pedestrians, killing one, injuring others -- Reuters
Car drives wrong way in Times Square, plows into pedestrians -- AP
Speeding car mows down pedestrians in Times Square -- New York Post