UPDATE (12:17 p.m.): One person has died.
MORE: At least one person dead after vehicle strikes pedestrians in New York's Times Square - Reuters witness— Reuters U.S. News (@ReutersUS) May 18, 2017
UPDATE (12:22 p.m.): The number injured has jumped to 13. Officials say this may be an accident.
UPDATE: FDNY says at least 13 patients being treated after car runs over pedestrians in Times Square https://t.co/KDOiOmyFCt— BNO News (@BNONews) May 18, 2017
UPDATE (12:23 p.m.): The driver is in custody after fleeing the scene.
WNBC: @jonathan4ny is reporting preliminary info is Times Sq crash is an accident; driver panicked and fled, now in custody being questioned— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) May 18, 2017
UPDATE (12:27 p.m.): This is reportedly a picture of the driver being arrested.
The arrest of the Times Square Driver pic.twitter.com/ukfvP4PjbH— zerohedge (@zerohedge) May 18, 2017
And a video:
Arrest made in Times Square car crash pic.twitter.com/ByrGXzRwQg— Brendan Clancy (@BrendanClancy) May 18, 2017
UPDATE (12:31 p.m.): Gov. Cuomo is en route to the scene. NYPD is now saying the driver was intoxicated and that this is likely not terrorism.
I am en route to the incident at Times Square.— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) May 18, 2017
UPDATE (5:53 p.m.): The suspect, Richard Rojas, was in fact not drunk, but instead was looking for a suicide-by-cop. He may have been on drugs.
He was out for blood — and looking for a suicide-by-cop https://t.co/CreMbkUDxX— New York Post (@nypost) May 18, 2017
At least 10 people are injured after a car drove through a group of pedestrians in Times Square in New York City on Thursday afternoon. The car was reportedly speeding before it jumped a sidewalk and crashed.
People on the scene were tweeting photos of the area, including pictures of injured people.
A CAR JUST DROVE ON THE SIDEWALK IN TIMES SQUARE AND HIT SOMEONE AND THEN CRASHED RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME— A Regular BM Cat?? (@Earth5Ian) May 18, 2017
Our Times Square building management just reported to us that a speeding vehicle jumped onto the sidewalk and hit pedestrians.— Emily Flitter (@FlitterOnFraud) May 18, 2017
Times Square just went nuts. People screaming and running, the place is swarming with emergency vehicles and cops. People injured. WTF pic.twitter.com/oqQFcr75Uh— Josh Silverman (@Bad_Episode) May 18, 2017
What's happening in Times Square?? This car was in the sidewalk and people are on the streets pic.twitter.com/PsepRtfrAr— gb (@gb__) May 18, 2017
People are laying on the sidewalks in Times Square, a car seems to have run on the sidewalk. pic.twitter.com/g2efKLfoX8— gb (@gb__) May 18, 2017
Reuters is reporting that at least 10 people were injured.
Reuters: At least 10 people receiving treatment after vehicle strikes pedestrians in NYC's Times Square— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) May 18, 2017
This story will be updated as details are available.