New terrorist attack on New York’s Times Square?
At least 12 people have been injured and one is dead after a speeding car struck pedestrians in New York City’s Times Square.
A witness told Reuters news agency they saw seven people being loaded onto stretchers, shoes scattered around the scene and one person covered in a bloodstained blanket.
An injured pedestrian told Reuters the driver’s actions appeared to have been “intentional”.
Other witnesses said the vehicle drove against traffic and onto the pavement before striking the pedestrians at about midday local time.
CBS has reported that the vehicle involved was a red saloon.
Pictures on the US network showed a man being bundled into a police vehicle by several officers as station said he was the suspect.
It ended up partly on its side outside the Swatch shop, at the corner of Broadway and W 45th St in one of the world’s most popular tourist attractions.
One picture showed what appeared to be a dead woman in the middle of a pedestrianised area with a broken off wing mirror lying next to her.
One witness told Fox News: “The car was driving the wrong direction up Broadway before mounting the sidewalk.
Source: Sky News