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Speeding car ploughs into pedestrians in NYC Times Square, dozens injured



A speeding car rammed into pedestrians on a sidewalk in New York City’s Times Square.

At least one person died in the incident, Reuters reported. The agency cited witnesses as saying that the car drove against traffic onto the sidewalk striking pedestrians.

CBS reported that at least 20 have been injured, while the city’s officials said 13 have been wounded.

“13 total patients currently reported at scene of motor vehicle accident in Times Square,” the New York Fire Department stated in a Twitter message.

The vehicle that hit pedestrians in the Times Square was a red sedan, CBS New York reported.

It is unclear yet whether the car drove into pedestrians accidentally or not. Media reports suggested that the driver of the car is in custody and being questioned.

“Preliminarily it looks more like a vehicle accident than anything else,” a NYPD spokesman told AFP.

Meanwhile, a witness told Reuters that the driver’s actions appear “intentional.”

More details to follow.


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Five Hour Standoff Ends When Homeowner Climbs Up & Throws Suspect From Roof



A man, who was being pursued by police officers, took refuge on Wilford Burgess’s roof, evading police for nearly five hours and creating a standoff. Crisis negotiators arrived on the scene, trying to coax the man to come down. After several hours where authorities were unable to convince the man to leave the roof, Burgess decided to take action, with the entire incident caught on film.

The incident began at 6:34 am local time when law enforcement officials received a call some someone who said they were being followed. Once deputies arrived at the scene, a man was spotted jumping from one roof to the next, coming to a stop on top of Burgess’s home.

Wrenn said she was woken up at about 7:00 am local time when deputies began shouting: “We know where you are. We can see you.”

After being on Burgess’ roof for about an hour or so, Burgess said he felt it was time to try taking matters into his own hands. He decided to bring out a ladder and climb up there himself. “He’d been up there too long,” Burgess said. “I figured … if they can’t get him off, I can.”

Burgess’ grandaughter, Ashley Wrenn, captured the whole scene on video. She said she isn’t surprised her elderly grandfather did what he did.

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Missing Navy SEAL found alive and well



A man who was considered an at-risk missing person earlier this month has been located, according to the San Diego Police.

A citizen reportedly contacted authorities on Thursday to report that they knew Johnathan Surmont’s whereabouts.

The person said that Surmont was with them in the L.A. area during the time he was thought to be missing.

SDPD Missing Person Unit was able to confirm the information and are no longer attempting to locate the former Navy Seal.

He is no longer considered at-risk or missing.

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