The authorities of new York did not consider the incident in times square as a terrorist attack
NEW YORK, may 18 — RIA Novosti. The authorities of new York did not consider the incident in times square as a terrorist attack, said mayor bill De Blasio at a press conference at the scene.
“Based on the information we have no reason to believe that it was a terrorist attack,” said the mayor.
What’s happening in Times Square?? This car was in the sidewalk and people are on the streets pic.twitter.com/PsepRtfrAr
— gb (@gb__) may 18, 2017
Earlier Thursday, the car made arrival on pedestrians in the square times square in new York. In the death of 18-year-old girl, her 13-year-old sister and more than 20 people are in hospitals with various injuries.
Video: At least 10 people receiving treatment after vehicle strikes pedestrians in display includes NYC’s Times Square@BraddJaffy pic.twitter.com/vSk548yHNs
— Global News (@GlobalZarfati) may 18, 2017
According to preliminary data of the Consulate General of the Russian Federation in new York, information on victims Russians didn’t arrive.
According to the Commissioner of police of the city, behind the wheel was 26-year-old Richard Rojas from the Bronx.
Crazy car crash in the middle of Times Square. We are being told to shelter in place pic.twitter.com/jvEhISIhcn
— Christopher Rudolph (@chrisreindeer) may 18, 2017
Arriving at the scene, De Blasio assured new Yorkers that their protection is 36 thousand police officers. “New York is the safest city in America, and this has been proven many times,” said the mayor.