Multiple People Struck By U-Haul Truck In New York City: ‘This Wasn’t An Accident’

A man driving a U-Haul truck in New York City was taken into custody on Monday after allegedly mowing down multiple people with the vehicle.

WABC reported that the incident happened around 11 a.m. local time at three locations in the Bay Ridge neighborhood in Brooklyn before the driver fled the scene.

Radio host Rob O’Donnell said on Twitter the suspect “struck Officer and Police Car in Bay Ridge before plowing thru a bunch of people on sidewalk.”

“A man driving a U-Haul went on a rampage in Bay Ridge,” New York City Councilman Justin Brannan wrote on Twitter. “He was just apprehended in Sunset Park. Several people were hit and badly injured. We have no idea of motives at this time but this wasn’t an accident. Thank you to @NYPD72Pct @NYPD68Pct. I will share more info when I can.”

BROOKLYN: DEVELOPING: Multiple pedestrians were struck and a cyclist was dragged by a U-Haul truck near 5th Ave and Bay Ridge Parkway. The truck was stopped after a brief chase, NYPD Bomb squad is responding to check a device inside.

— KolHaolam (@KolHaolam) February 13, 2023

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