The man who drove a car into a crowd in Times Square killing one person and injuring 22 others, served in the US Navy and has a criminal record, New York’s mayor says, adding authorities did not believe it was a terror attack.
“Based on the information that we have at this moment, there is no indication that this was an act of terrorism,” Bill de Blasio told a news conference at the scene of the incident, which happened shortly before midday.
"There's no indication this was an act of terrorism," NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio says at presser addressing Times Square incident pic.twitter.com/jV4UXB25ZL
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City authorities were nevertheless deploying extra police from anti-terror units to key locations around America’s most populous city, he said.