ISIS has not yet claimed responsibility for the attack. Alcoholism, not terrorism appears to be the root causal factor in the incident.
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Report from CBS
At least 19 people were injured after being struck by a red Honda Accord before it came to a stop by crashing into steel barriers at 45th and 7th Avenue.
The NYPD says the motive is not terror, but possibly a DWI, according to the NYPD. The driver, a 26-year-old man from the Bronx has two prior DWIs, according to the NYPD. He has been taken into custody and is being tested for drugs and alcohol.
“The driver tried to run from the scene and the bouncer from Planet Hollywood hit him, so we jumped on top of him and ripped his shirt, wanted to make sure he had no gun or knife on him,” a tour bus ticket agent told CBS2’s Janelle Burrell. “I see the car coming in fast, no brake, no nothing. Bang! Before I realized it there’s fire on the car… my co-worker jumped from the scene. I don’t smell alcohol because he turned around and we saw his face. He said to make him loose. … Anything happens here there’s no time for people to react.”
Former Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson speaks with Christopher Greene about the unpredictability of people plowing through cars anywhere at anytime.
Witnesses to the Times Square crash told NYC police that the 26-year-old driver appeared intoxicated. https://t.co/oY46iGErnp
— The Associated Press (@AP) May 18, 2017