Man driving injures eight in New York
At least eight people were injured in New York on Monday after a man driving a pickup truck rammed them at various locations in the megalopolis, police said, who ruled out at this stage any “terrorist” motive.
The local press quickly mobilized when the New York police (NYPD) reported having been confronted late Monday morning with the refusal of comply with a rental van driver who had struck and knocked down several pedestrians in Brooklyn, one of the five boroughs of the megalopolis.
Police tried to stop the vehicle which continued its course , knocking down other people in several places in the neighborhood before being chased and his driver was finally arrested.
A total of seven people and a police officer were injured, two of whom are in a critical state. Of the eight injured, three were traveling on small mopeds, according to the police.
“There is no indication of any involvement of terrorism” in this case, assured during a brief press briefing on the spot, in Brooklyn, the head of the NYPD, Keechant Sewell.
But “we know for the moment very little about this case”, added the boss of the police of the city of New York, deeply marked by terrorism and ultra aware of warnings about attacks.
Moreover, the incident on Monday noon occurred at the opening of a trial in Manhattan of an Uzbek who risks the death penalty for having, on October 31, 2017, killed eight people whom he had voluntarily run over and run over at the wheel of his pick-up, an attack perpetrated in the name of the Islamic State group.