At least 19 people have been injured and one is dead after a speeding car struck pedestrians in New York City’s Times Square.

A witness told Reuters news agency they saw seven people being loaded onto stretchers, shoes scattered around the scene and one person covered in a bloodstained blanket. An injured pedestrian the driver’s actions appeared to have been “intentional” while another added “the driver was intent on causing maximum damage.”Other witnesses said the vehicle drove against traffic and onto the pavement before striking the pedestrians at about midday local time. Fox News said one of its contacts at the New York Police Department (NYPD) told them the driver may have committed a robbery. The network said a 26-year-old is in custody.

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