Driver crashes car into pedestrians in New York City’s Times Square

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A car has crashed into pedestrians on the sidewalk in New York City’s Times Square.

The New York Police Department said that the car “lost control” and that the driver is in custody. An investigation is underway, the NYPD announced.

The New York Fire Department confirmed that one person has died, and 12 people are being treated for injuries at the scene:

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It’s unclear whether the incident is a terror attack, though initial speculation was that it was accidental. New York City Councilman Corey Johnson tweeted that he’s hearing it was “unintentional.”

Terrorists have used vehicles to crash into crowds in England and France in the past year.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is on the scene being briefed. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said President Donald Trump is aware of the incident, and “will continue to receive updates.”

It was 90 degrees Fahrenheit on Thursday, and Times Square was full of people.

News of the incident quickly spread on social media:

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

A post shared by Ed G Val (@semiquasicelebritywannabe) on May 18, 2017 at 9:04am PDT on
May 18, 2017 at 9:04am PDT

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Below, a video captures a man being arrested with the totaled car in the background:

#newyorkcity #timesquare #neveradullmoment

A post shared by @p_huddy913 on May 18, 2017 at 9:03am PDT on
May 18, 2017 at 9:03am PDT

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