Car Plows Into Times Square: Richard Rojas Charged With Murder

Car Plows Into Times Square: Richard Rojas Charged With Murder

The man who drove is car into a crowd in Times Square has now been charged with murder and 20 charges of attempted murder.

Richard Rojas, a former soldier of 26 years, was accused Thursday night.

He was arrested after traveling at least three street corners with his car, knocking down about 30 people before finally stopping against security barricades. An 18-year-old tourist from Michigan was killed; His 13-year-old sister was among the 22 injured, four of whom were in critical condition.

Richard Rojas was arrested after traveling at least three corners with his car, knocking down about 30 people before finally stopping against security barricades.
Richard Rojas was arrested after traveling at least three corners with his car, knocking down about 30 people before finally stopping against security barricades.

Rojas is a former member of the US Navy. He was reportedly dismissed for disciplinary reasons.

After the accident, he ran out of his car, shouting and jumping on the spot. It has been mastered by police and bystanders. Two members of the security forces said Rojas told the police that he “heard voices” and that he expected to die.

Dozens of emergency vehicles – police, ambulance, firefighters – were on the scene, blocking the square and causing traffic jams around this Manhattan hotspot.

In May 2010, New York police had foiled an attempted attack near Times Square, the most serious alert since the attacks of September 11, 2001. A bombed-up vehicle containing explosive materials had been discovered near the square, And a Pakistani immigrant arrested and sentenced to life imprisonment.

In May 2010, New York police had foiled an attempted attack near Times Square, the most serious alert since the attacks of September 11, 2001. A bombed-up vehicle containing explosive materials was discovered near the square , And a Pakistani immigrant arrested and sentenced to life imprisonment.

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