Arrivals in the crowd at times square in new York, the driver was mentally ill
He ran from the car screaming, and later told the police that he hears voices.
Moscow. May 19. INTERFAX.RU — a Man drove into a crowd of pedestrians on times square in the heart of new York city, killing 18-year-old girl and 22 others injured, was not a terrorist, most likely, he has a mental disorder, the Associated Press reports.
According to the Agency, once people hit the car overturned, left two wheels up, the driver, 26-year-old former employee of the U.S. Navy Richard Rojas, shouting ran out of it and tried to escape, waving his arms. He later told police that “hearing voices” and thought I would die. So, most likely, as consider in law enforcement bodies, it is not about terrorism, but about the mental problems.
Two sources of AP said that Rojas test for alcohol was negative, however, a more detailed drug test is not ready yet.
In addition, it appeared that a week ago, Rojas was arrested for the knife attack on the notary, whom he accused of stealing his identity. In 2008 and 2015 he was arrested for drunk driving.
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Day may 18, a man on a red Honda car drove into a crowd of people on times square at the intersection of 45th street and Broadway. According to eyewitnesses, the car rode against the traffic and on the sidewalk, knocking down pedestrians, and they found that the driver acted deliberately.
The incident killed 18-year-old girl from Michigan, with another 22 people were injured, including 13-year-old sister of the deceased.
When the car stopped, the driver jumped out and tried to escape, but was detained by witnesses.