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  1. HEAVY – Richard Rojas: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    The Bronx man who is accused of driving a sedan into a busy crowd in Times Square, killing one person and injuring 22 others, has been identified as Richard Rojas, according to The New York Post.

    Fox News also confirmed that Rojas was the suspect taken into custody in what police are investigating as a possible alcohol-related crash, not terrorism. New York’s mayor said that Rojas is a U.S. citizen and military veteran with a criminal history.

    Rojas, 26, is accused of crashing onto a sidewalk in Times Square in New York, leaving behind a trail of blood and victims in the popular tourist spot. Three of the victims are in critical condition, the New York Post reports.

    At this point, authorities say the crash does not appear to be terrorism-related, and they are checking into whether Rojas was impaired by alcohol at the time of the incident.

    Here’s what you need to know:

    1. The Suspect Has Prior DUIs & Police Are Investigating Whether Alcohol Caused the Crash

    There were obviously initial concerns about terrorism. That’s because the scene of a vehicle ramming into a crowd at high-profile spots has become all too familiar. Terrorists, fueled by ISIS, have used that method in attacks in London, France, and Germany.

    However, in Times Square, early reports are pointing toward alcohol. According to CBS New York, the suspected driver “has two prior DWIs.” CBS reported the driver was being tested for alcohol.

    He had not made any statements, The New York Post reported.

    The car plowed into a crowd of pedestrians, jumping a curb. In a news conference, the police commissioner said the crash occurred at 11:55 a.m., when the 2009 Honda Accord mounted a sidewalk on the west side of 7th Avenue at West 42nd Street in Times Square.

    The vehicle drove at high rate of speed, striking pedestrians on the way, injuring 23 in all, and killing one, the commissioner said. The injury count had climbed throughout the day.

    The commissioner confirmed that Rojas was a resident of the Bronx with prior arrests, two for drunk driving (DWI). Investigators said in the news conference that they are looking further into his background.

    The NYPD said within an hour after the crash that the crash was not terrorism but is possibly related to drunk driving.

    2. Rojas Served in the Military & Witnesses Described Seeing People Lying on the Sidewalk Injured

    In a news conference, New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio said that the suspect is a U.S. citizen who served in the military and has a criminal history.

    “The perpetrator is in custody. He’s a United States citizen and former member of the armed forces with the United States Navy. He has a criminal history,” the mayor said.

    The crash was horrific.

    A witness told Fox News that she saw “clumps of people down.”

    “We saw people laying on the sidewalk…with crowds of people laying around them. You could see clumps of people down the sidewalk with people all around them trying to help them.”

    3. The Fire Department Was Calling the Incident a ‘Motor Vehicle Accident,’ Not Terrorism

    Times Square was on lockdown after the incident, reports CBS. However, authorities were labeling the crash an “accident,” at least initially.

    The New York Fire Department referred to the incident on Twitter as a “motor vehicle accident in Times Square.” According to Fox News, “several police sources told Fox News the incident appeared to be an accident. The NYPD press office had not yet confirmed that.”

    However, in the news conference, Mayor DeBlasio confirmed that authorities don’t suspect terrorism. “Based on the information we have right now, there’s no indication this is an act of terrorism,” he said.

    4. One Person Was Killed & The Driver Was Apprehended at the Scene

    The scene was bloody, and one person has died, although the victim’s name has not yet been released.

    A witness told Reuters about seeing “one person was covered with a bloodstained blanket after the collision.” The car crashed into a pole before stopping, reported Reuters. Photos showed it remained on the scene for some time.

    According to CNN, the incident occurred about a mile from Trump Tower, although the president was not there at the time. CNN reported that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo also headed to the scene. The victim has not yet been identified.

    The injury toll was initially reported at 14, but grew with the official count.

    5. Rojas Is Accused of Driving the Wrong Way Down Seventh Avenue

    Witness accounts said the sedan, allegedly driven by Rojas, was spotted speeding the wrong way down Seventh Avenue toward the busy tourist venue, reports The New York Post.

    The Post reported that the suspect allegedly drive down the busy street the wrong way for at least three blocks.

    Photos showed the car “upended” on the sidewalk and injured people scattered on the street.

    According to Fox News, “the vehicle was traveling against traffic and trying to enter a pedestrian section of Times Square.” The area was “heavily populated with tourists,” reports Fox.

    According to Reuters, the vehicle was speeding when it collided into the crowd of pedestrians in Times Square. “A speeding vehicle struck pedestrians on a sidewalk in New York City’s Times Square on Thursday, according to an announcement at nearby Reuters news agency headquarters,” reported Reuters. Those injured were being treated at the scene, reported the news agency.

    Videos and photos of the incident’s aftermath circulated on social media.

    NBC News reported that there was a massive police response to the scene. “Emergency response in New York City’s Times Square due to incident involving a car reportedly hitting pedestrians,” the network tweeted.

    The incident occurred around noon in New York (Eastern Standard Time), a time frame when Times Square is particularly busy.


    Police take 26-year-old Richard Rojas into custody following the deadly Times Square crash.


  2. It may be drugs, booze and stupidity and not terrorism but the various governments always start out saying it wasn’t terrorism.

    • The evidence is adding up to say terrorism, I would like to know what he was yelling, the witnesses say he was yelling something but didn’t say what.

    • I bet they “find” evidence of DUI no matter what.
      That’ll be the MO for all subsequent run-over intifada incidents.
      Like all slashers and beheaders have an instant “history of mental illness”.

      • Hell, yucki. Let’s make sure and integrate the “taqiyya effect” into this such that all future IVJs (Improvised Vehicular Jihadis) swill a half pint of rotgut just before steamrolling a crowd of Infidels so that the police always can “‘cop out” and claim it was a DUI case instead of having to cite how the driver’s dying (flammable) breath croaked out, “Allan Snackbar!”

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