A number of folks have been struck by a U-Haul truck in Brooklyn, New York.
A number of pedestrians had been hit by the automobile and a bicyclist was dragged by the truck on Monday morning.
The incident happened at about 11am at three totally different places close to fifth Avenue and Bay Ridge Parkway, the authorities have mentioned.
Police tried to conduct a visitors cease at 10.49am after recognizing the truck transferring erratically. The driving force fled the police and struck a number of folks. The New York Police Division has mentioned that no less than 5 persons are injured, in keeping with The Impartial’s Richard Corridor on the scene.
The driving force was then arrested close to the Brooklyn-Battery tunnel, in keeping with New York councilman Justin Brannan.
He tweeted: “A person driving a U-Haul went on a rampage in Bay Ridge … A number of folks had been hit and badly injured. We don’t know of motives at the moment however this wasn’t an accident.”
“We expect he hit no less than 6 folks with the truck and a pair of are in very dangerous form. PLEASE pray for these people,” he added.
The truck struck a number of folks after driving onto a sidewalk in Bay Ridge, ABC7 reported.
A type of who had been injured was a person in his 30s who was taken to Lutheran Hospital in crucial situation. Three males using mopeds sustained minor accidents after being hit by the truck.
The driving force took off down Gowanus Expressway following the crashes and took the exit onto Hamilton Avenue earlier than he was surrounded by police on Columbia Road in Crimson Hook.
“The police approached this driver and tried to get him to tug over and at the moment he mentioned one thing to the impact of ‘I need to die’ and proceeded to begin driving on the sidewalks in Bay Ridge,” Mr Brannan mentioned, in keeping with ABC7.
The police have detained the suspect for questioning and a bomb squad has been known as to the scene.
Roberts Boyce, the previous NYPD Chief of Detectives, instructed ABC News that the incident reminds him of what happened in 2017 when a person killed a number of folks whereas driving down a crowded road in Manhattan.
“It’s the very first thing I assumed,” Mr Boyce mentioned. “I labored the Sayfull Saipov case, I bear in mind how harmful it was and what he did and the way lethal it was. That was the very first thing that got here to thoughts once I heard [about] the rented truck. So let’s hope it’s not that and it’s an individual in psychological misery at this level and it’s nothing greater than that. It’s troublesome to hyperlink the 2 proper now however how are you going to not take into consideration that?”
Monday’s incident coincided with the start of the dying penalty trial of Saipov, an Islamic extremist, ABC7 reported.
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