FacebookInstagramTwitterContact

 

Ilmuan Islam Diseru Tangani Fahaman Mengelirukan           >>           Tanai Penunggangan Motosikal Dengan Selamat Dan Berhemah           >>           Politeknik Brunei Adakan Sambutan Israk Mikraj           >>           MIB Sumber Kesejahteraan Hidup Bermasyarakat           >>           PKWE Aktif Anjurkan Pelbagai Aktiviti           >>           Muslimah Daerah Belait Semarakkan Israk, Mikraj           >>           Semai Semangat Cinta Terhadap Raja           >>           His Majesty Attends The Retreat Session Of The Commonwealth Heads Of Government Meeting ​           >>           Acara Tahunan Kids Athletic Pelajar Tahun 1 Dan 2 SR YSHHB           >>           His Majesty Departs United Kingdom After Attending Commonwealth Heads Of Government Meeting           >>          

 

SHARE THIS ARTICLE




REACH US


GENERAL INQUIRY

admin@brudirect.com

 

ADVERTISING

marketing@brudirect.com

 

PRESS RELEASE

pr@brudirect.com

 

HOTLINE

+673 222-0178 [Office Hour]

+673 223-6740 [Fax]

 



Upcoming Events





Prayer Times


The prayer times for Brunei-Muara and Temburong districts. For Tutong add 1 minute and for Belait add 3 minutes.


Imsak

: 04:42AM

Subuh

: 04:52AM

Syuruk

: 06:11AM

Doha

: 06:34AM

Zohor

: 12:20PM

Asar

: 03:33PM

Maghrib

: 06:27PM

Isyak

: 07:37PM

 



The Business Directory


 

 



America


  Home > America


Woman Killed And 22 Injured As Car Hits Times Square Crowd


Police identify the driver as Bronx resident Richard Rojas

 


 May 19th, 2017  |  08:57 AM  |   1859 views

NEW YORK CITY

 

A woman is dead and 22 other people injured after a car sped on to a pavement in New York City's Times Square, the fire department says.

 

The 26-year-old driver, a US Navy veteran and US citizen, is in custody.

 

"There is no indication that this was an act of terrorism," said New York Mayor Bill de Blasio.

 

The maroon Honda jumped the kerb and travelled for three blocks before crashing.

 

Photos showed the sedan partially on its side on the pavement with smoke and flames spewing from the bonnet.

 

The crash follows recent deadly car-ramming attacks in London, Berlin, France, Israel and Sweden.

 

The FBI is investigating the incident at the Midtown Manhattan tourist venue, but so far officials say there is no terror link.

 

NYPD said the suspect, Richard Rojas, is a Bronx resident who was arrested in 2008 and 2015 for drunk driving.

 

Police believe the suspect was reportedly was high on synthetic marijuana, known as K2, ABC News reported, citing law enforcement sources.

 

Initial tests reportedly came back negative for alcohol but positive for drugs.

 

"It is believed to be an isolated incident, it remains under investigation," the New York Police Department said on Twitter.

 

City authorities said they would nevertheless deploy extra police from anti-terror units to key locations around the city as a precaution.

 

The vehicle jumped the kerb at 45th Street and Broadway at 1155 local time (1655 GMT) and drove at high speed before crashing into a pole.

 

Witness Annie Donahey, 24, told the New York Times: "It was going at a fast rate of speed and to me it looked it was trying to hit as many people as possible.

 

"People were trying to jump out of the way."

 

Photos from the scene showed casualties strewn across the walkway.

 

One person was covered with a white cloth.

 

Among those hurt, four were in critical condition and three sustained serious injuries, according to the fire department.

 

The department said 15 other victims suffered less serious injuries.

 

Police said an 18-year-old woman died and her 13-year-old sister was among the injured.

 

"People were being hit and rolling off the car," said witness Josh Duboff, who jumped out of the way to avoid being struck.

 

Twitter user Michael Rickerby wrote: "just witnessed a car running people over in times square. scariest moment of my life. what is wrong with some people?!"

 

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said in a statement the event was "nothing short of horrific".

 

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said President Donald Trump had been informed about the incident.

 

Times Square was the target of an attempted attack in May 2010 when a Pakistani immigrant planted a car bomb at an intersection.

 

The device failed to detonate and he was arrested shortly after boarding a flight to the Middle East.

 


 

Source:
courtesy of BBC NEWS

by BBC NEWS

 

If you have any stories or news that you would like to share with the global online community, please feel free to share it with us by contacting us directly at pr@brudirect.com

 

Related News


Fishermen In Sabah Very Lucky – Musa

 2018-04-22 10:13:49

India Introduces Death Penalty For Child Rapists

 2018-04-22 09:20:25

Trump’s Oil Rant Misses New Reality: High Prices Can Help, Too

 2018-04-22 09:55:11