Ran over pedestrians in new York driver charged

Richard Rojas

Richard Rojas, who has made arrival on pedestrians on times square in new York on may 18, charged. About it reports CNN with reference to the statement of the city police Department.

The suspect is charged with 20 counts of attempted aggravated murder.

The man in the red Honda drove into a crowd of pedestrians at the intersection of 45th street and Broadway. Eyewitnesses said that the driver acted deliberately. According to them, the car rode against the traffic and on the sidewalk, knocking down pedestrians. In the death of 18-year-old girl, with another 22 people were injured.

The driver managed to detain hot on the trail. It was the 26-year-old former American soldier. When questioned he explained to guards that “heard voices” and thought that I would die. He also admitted that shortly before the incident did drugs.

Rojas got into the field of view of the police. In 2008 and 2015 he was arrested for drunk driving. A few days ago he was arrested after threatening notary with a knife, saying that he stole his identity.

The mayor of new York bill de Blasio said that the authorities do not consider the incident a terrorist attack.