A car has crashed into pedestrians on the sidewalk in New York City’s Times Square.
The New York Fire Department confirmed that one person has died, and 12 people are being treated for injuries at the scene:
— FDNY (@FDNY) May 18, 2017
It’s unclear whether the incident is a terror attack, though initial speculation was that it was accidental. New York City Councilman Corey Johnson tweeted that he’s hearing it was “unintentional.”
Terrorists have used vehicles to crash into crowds in England and France in the past year.
It was 90 degrees Fahrenheit on Thursday, and Times Square was full of people.
News of the incident quickly spread on social media:
What’s happening in Times Square?? This car was in the sidewalk and people are on the streets pic.twitter.com/PsepRtfrAr
— gb (@gb__) May 18, 2017
Times Square just went nuts. People screaming and running, the place is swarming with emergency vehicles and cops. People injured. WTF pic.twitter.com/oqQFcr75Uh
— Josh Silverman (@Bad_Episode) May 18, 2017
At least one person killed by vehicle in Tiimes Square. Body covered with blanket, blood. Multiple others injured. Ambulances on scene.
— David Shuster (@DavidShuster) May 18, 2017
Below, a video captures a man being arrested with the totaled car in the background: