Emergency services were filmed as they took someone into custody, and reports suggest that it might have been the driver:
BREAKING: Law enforcement official says at least 1 dead, about 20 injured after car into pedestrians in Times Square. — The Associated Press (@AP) May 18, 2017
CBS reports that they have spoken to the Police Department, who said that the incident was not a terrorism attack. Indications are that the driver has a known history of DUIs, and is currently being tested for intoxication:
Authorities have told reporters the suspect’s name:
A heavy police presence remains on the scene, and civilians were pushed back after several nearby buildings were placed under lockdown. Video and pictures are pouring in online from people and media organizations on the vicinity.
CNN has reported that New York governor Andrew Cuomo is on the scene.
The NYPD will be holding a news conference soon, where they will clarify what they know about the incident. UPDATE – 1:38 p.m. EST: New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced that there were 23 civilians who were injured.
Watch live coverage above, via NBC. [Image via screengrab] — —