US Navy veteran charged over Times Square carnage

An 18-year-old woman from MI was killed and 22 others injured, including the woman's 13-year-old sister.

Richard Rojas, 26, told a witness that he had wanted to kill the pedestrians of Times Square whom he hit with his 2009 Honda Accord, according to court documents.

One day after allegedly making a U-turn and steering the auto onto packed sidewalks for a three-block stretch, the 26-year-old suspect was arraigned on murder and other charges Friday.

Friends said Rojas is a former navy veteran. "We start running, we don't know if another one is going to come, we don't know what's happening, everyone is panicking". The vehicle crashed into a metal stanchion.

"The fact that I found out he was on drugs, and then also today in court said, 'I wanted to kill everyone, ' and he wanted to go suicide-by-cop, that's intent", he said.

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The Times Square carnage wasn't his only brush with the law. "There were no incidents in between". "That goes to the state of mind". "He waited for these cars to pass, and he accelerated".

Richard Rojas said he had been smoking marijuana laced with the hallucinogenic drug PCP before what detectives believe was an intentional attack, a court heard.

City officials said the dead woman was 18 years old.

"What we know right now continues to confirm it was not an act of terror", Mayor Bill de Blasio told WNYC public radio on Friday. "At the root of this.is an untreated mental health issue going back probably decades".

She was killed and her 13-year-old sister seriously injured, along with 21 other pedestrians who lay scattered on the sidewalk.

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Three people are in critical condition with serious head injuries, and a fourth is being treated for a collapsed lung and broken pelvis, according to the complaint.

A insane driver plowed into a crowd of pedestrians in Times Square in New York City Thursday injuring many. On March 22, five people were killed in London and about 40 injured after a vehicle hit pedestrians and a suspected Islamist-inspired attacker stabbed a policeman near Britain's parliament.

Rojas was arrested for drunk driving in 2008 and 2015, and detained earlier this month on charges of menacing behaviour, police said.News reports also drew a portrait of a troubled young man who seemed changed when he returned home in 2014 from a three-year stint in the US Navy.

He was charged with one count of murder, 20 counts of attempted murder and five of aggravated vehicular homicide.

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Thomas Elsman's daughters, Alyssa, 18, and Ava, 13, were visiting the Big Apple from Portgage, Michigan and had only been in the tourist mecca for a few minutes when tragedy struck. It was unclear if Rojas has a lawyer.

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