In Times Square in New York City, a vehicle struck multiple people around noon today, killing at least one person and injuring many more.
WCBS-TV reported one fatality as many as 20 people were struck by a red Honda sedan. The vehicle came to stop near 45th Street and 7th Avenue, and reports said the male driver was taken into custody in handcuffs and placed into a police cruiser.
NYC Police said it did not appear to be terrorism related. WCBS, quoting law enforcement officials, said the suspect is a 26-year-old man from the Bronx who had previously been arrested for DUI. He is now being tested for drugs and alcohol, the station said.
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Still, CNN reported the NYPD bomb squad was going to sweep the area. Law enforcement officials also said the FBI is working with the NYPD on the incident.
Images broadcast by WCBS-TV showed people on sidewalks being treated by emergency personnel. The incident scene was running from 42nd Street and Broadway to 45th Street.
Portions of Times Square were on lockdown and people were kept inside businesses and now allowed onto the street out of an abundance of caution, according to reports.
Video from the scene showed a massive police response.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo tweeted that he was headed to the incident scene in Times Square. President Trump was informed about the situation, the White House said.
The incident was making headlines around the world.
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