26-year-old driver who ran over a crowd of pedestrians on times square in new York, told police that during the incident “heard voices” and “waiting for death”. This Associated Press reported police sources.
According to the report, the man rode on the sidewalk three blocks on her car Honda Accord 2009 release, then jumped out of the car “wild eyes”, began to shout and wave my arms until then, until he was arrested by the police. The incident killed 18-year-old tourist from Michigan, with another 22 people were injured, including a 13-year-old sister of the deceased. During the arrest he asked police to shoot him.
Eye-witnesses told police that the car at the time before leaving on the sidewalk at the intersection between 7th Avenue and 42 street, though lost control. He raced along the pavement for three quarters and only stayed for 45 th street, crashing into a lamppost.
An accident on times square was a resident of the Bronx, Richard Rojas, a former soldier of the US Navy, which has already prosecuted, including two cases of driving while intoxicated in 2015 and 2008 in new York city.
The police also reported that Rojas was detained last week because he sent a knife to an employee of the notary’s office. One of the officers reported that during the last arrest of Roxas was afraid that he was being watched.
As stated by the mayor of new York bill de Blasio, the authorities did not consider the incident a terrorist attack. The police explained that the incident is being investigated as an “accident”.
According to sources in AP police, Rojas passed the test for alcohol intoxication, and the result was negative. Now police are awaiting the results of the drug test, and psychological examination. In police interview, the detainee stated that smoked marijuana before getting behind the wheel.
According to CNN, of the many wounded brought to the city hospitals, four are in critical condition, two in serious. Among the wounded – three of them teenagers.
As reported by RIA “Novosti”, according to preliminary data of the Consulate General of the Russian Federation in new York, information on victims Russians didn’t arrive.