A man driving a U-Haul truck drove down a sidewalk in New York City, injuring eight people before police could stop the vehicle.
At least two of those involved were critically injured and the driver, 62-year-old Weng Sor, was arrested.
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"The mayhem unfolded over a harrowing hour as the truck tore through Brooklyn’s bustling Bay Ridge neighborhood, hitting people at several points along the way before veering on and off a highway as police gave chase," Breitbart News reported.
"Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell described it as a 'violent rampage,' but said there was no evidence of 'terrorism involvement,'” according to the report.
Man hits at least 8 people with U-Haul truck in New York City the day Islamic terrorist faces sentencing for killing 8 people with rental years earlier https://t.co/BbTEEdgYgP
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"ABC7 indicated that when police attempted to pull over the suspect, he yelled, 'Shoot me, I'm not stopping,' and then veered onto the sidewalk," the Blaze reported.
"The suspect managed to hit seven other people, including a police officer, during his 30-minute rampage before officers were finally able to bring the mayhem to an end," it added.
🚨#UPDATE: brand new surveillance footage has just been released and shows the moment pedestrians were struck in Brooklyn police are now reporting the driver was a 62 year old asian male pic.twitter.com/uc6FK870um
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No terrorism was expected behind the incident, according to the New York Police Department.
"At this time, we have no indication that there is any terrorism involvement in this incident, said Police Commissioner Sewell. "However, as always, we will continue to investigate this incident with the full resources of the NYPD and our partners."
The attacks come as Islamic terrorist Sayfullo Saipov, who murdered eight people in 2017 while similarly driving a rented truck in New York City, faces sentencing that includes a possible death penalty in his case.
The shocking U-Haul attack has left many New Yorkers on edge, as even the sidewalks are no longer safe against an attacking driver.
The crime also comes as Mayor Eric Adams faces the worst level of felonies in the city in 15 years, further adding to criminal concerns in the Big Apple.