Man charged with murder after NY vehicle carnage

He was charged with one count of murder in the second degree, aggravated vehicular homicide and multiple counts of attempted murder, a NY police spokesman said in an email late on Thursday.

NY officials immediately allay fears of terrorism by releasing information that the driver of the Honda Accord, identified as Richard Rojas, a 26-year old Navy veteran has a history of arrests for drunken driving.

Police said Rojas made a quick U-turn onto 42nd Street and then drove up the sidewalk for three blocks, passing tourist draws like the Hard Rock Cafe and the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company restaurant and mowing people down before slamming into a pole.

Police identified the woman killed by the auto as Alyssa Elsman, of Portage, Michigan.

The woman killed in the incident Thursday has been identified as Alyssa Elsman, an 18-year-old tourist from Portage, Michigan. Rojas, who was in custody, was expected to be arraigned Friday.

-Rojas is a U.S. Navy veteran who served from 2011-2014.

The driver of the vehicle ran over pedestrians in the times square in NY, told the police that he heard voices and thought I would die.

"We know there was some kind of drugs in his system", de Blasio said on WNYC radio of 26-year-old Richard Rojas, who was charged with murder, 20 counts of attempted murder and aggravated vehicular homicide for the Thursday carnage.

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Several of the victims are in critical condition.

After the wreck he emerged from his vehicle running, shouting and jumping before being subdued by police and bystanders in a chaotic scene.

The incident does not appear to be linked to terrorism and is being investigated as an accident, according to New York City police, who are working with the FBI to investigate.

Rojas was arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated in 2008 and 2015, police Commissioner James O'Neill said, losing his license for 90 days.

Elsman graduated a year ago from Portage Central High School.

There were no reports of injured Filipinos in an incident in Times Square yesterday based on information from the Consulate General in NY, the Department of Foreign Affairs said Friday.

"It was going at a fast rate of speed and to me it looked like it was trying to hit as many people as possible", another witness, Annie Donahey, said. Details of the circumstances were not immediately available. "She was bright. She was amusing". A woman, 18, was reportedly pronounced dead at the scene and her sister was also injured, according to the news outlet.

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