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    At Least One Dead After Car Rams Into Pedestrians in NYC Times Square - Reports

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    A speeding car rammed into pedestrians on a sidewalk in New York City's Times Square.

    At least one person died in the incident, the NYPD said, adding that the incident is being probed. According to US officials, a 18-year-old woman is the casualty.

    "FDNY confirms updated patient count at Times Square motor vehicle incident — 19 injuries, 1 fatality," the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) said in a Twitter message.

    Reuters cited witnesses as saying that the car drove against traffic onto the sidewalk striking pedestrians.

    CBS reported that at least 20 have been injured, while the city's officials said over 10 have been wounded.

    "13 total patients currently reported at scene of motor vehicle accident in Times Square," the New York Fire Department stated in a Twitter message.

    The vehicle that hit pedestrians in the Times Square was a red sedan, CBS New York reported.

    A car rests on a security barrier in New York's Times Square after driving through a crowd of pedestrians, injuring at least a dozen people, Thursday, May 18, 2017.
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    A car rests on a security barrier in New York's Times Square after driving through a crowd of pedestrians, injuring at least a dozen people, Thursday, May 18, 2017.

    It is unclear yet whether the car drove into pedestrians accidentally or not.

    "Preliminarily it looks more like a vehicle accident than anything else," a NYPD spokesman told AFP.

    Meanwhile, a witness told Reuters that the driver's actions appear "intentional."

    The young driver of the car that struck multiple pedestrians in New York City's Times Square has been taken into custody, according to video reports from the accident scene on Thursday.

    Multiple videos show a young male being taken into custody by the New York Police Department. CBS News has also confirmed that the suspect is in custody.

    According to CBS New York, the suspect is allegedly a 26-year-old male, Bronx resident. The crash was likely caused by drunk-driving, NYPD told CBS News.

    The authorities are testing the 26 year-old man for the presence of alcohol in his body, according to reports.

    New York Police Department (NYPD) has closed off an area of New York City's Times Square after a car rammed into pedestrians on the sidewalk, injuring at least ten and killing at least one, police's spokesperson told Sputnik on Thursday.

    "NYPD has closed off the area [of Times Square]," the spokesperson said.

    The incident took place at some 12 p.m. local time (16:00 GMT).

    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is heading to the site of the incident. US President Donald Trump has been informed of the incident.

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