Suspect in Times Square incident charged with murder

A 26 year-old man drove a car into a crowd of pedestrians, killing one person and injuring dozens of others.

Richard Rojas, who has been identified as the suspect, has officially been charged with murder.

CBS News reports 18-year-old Alyssa Elsman of Michigan died and NYC Mayor de Blasio confirms 23 people were injured.

Television images taken at the scene midday Thursday, showed people being taken away on stretchers.

The car was reportedly driving the wrong way down the street and jumped a curb.

The vehicle came to rest with two of its wheels in the air, leaning on a lamppost and steel barriers intended to block vehicles from getting onto the sidewalk.

President Trump has been made aware of the incident.

Reports say the male is in custody has been identified as Richard Rojas from the Bronx.

Fox News reports, Rojas has a history of DUI’s and was fleeing police after an alleged robbery.

Authorities are testing Rojas for alcohol, according to Fox News, and NYC Mayor, Bill de Blasio, clarifies that the incident was not an act of terror.

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