Car Strikes Pedestrians In New York’s Times Square

NEW YORK — A man who appeared intoxicated drove his car the wrong way up a Times Square street Thursday and plowed into pedestrians on the sidewalk, killing one and injuring about 20 others, authorities and witnesses said. The driver was taken into custody and being tested for alcohol.

Pandemonium erupted when the vehicle barreled through the prime tourist location and came to rest with two of its wheels in the air. The car leaned on a lamppost and steel barriers intended to block vehicles from getting onto the sidewalk.

Police do not suspect a link to terrorism.

A car rests on a security barrier in New York’s Times Square after driving through a crowd of pedestrians, injuring at least a dozen people, Thursday, May 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Images on social media are showing multiple injuries and the scene has been evacuated by emergency crews. One post is showing an individual being detained by police.

do not come to Times Square!!!! My colleagues and I are safe.

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This is a developing story.