by: Theresa Seiger, Cox Media Group National Content Desk Updated:
Richard Rojas, who allegedly struck a group of pedestrians with his vehicle in Manhattan's Times Square on Thursday, has been arrested and charged with murder, 20 counts of attempted murder and five counts of aggravated vehicular homicide, according to a press release from the New York City Police Department.
At least one person died, the New York Fire Department confirmed.
#FDNY confirms updated patient count at Times Square motor vehicle incident - 19 injuries, 1 fatality— FDNY (@FDNY) May 18, 2017
BREAKING: Speeding vehicle strikes pedestrians on sidewalk in New York City's Times Square - building announcement pic.twitter.com/9QrgmCpVTo— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) May 18, 2017
The incident, which was reported around 12 p.m., did not appear to be related to terrorism, authorities said.
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