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Accident Not Terror: One Dead, 22 Injured in Times Square Car Crash

The New York Police Department is addressing an emergency situation in Times Square today, after a car mowed down several pedestrians before crashing into a metal guard pole.

At around midday on Thursday, police received calls that people were hurt when a car drove onto a sidewalk after moving against the flow of traffic. The vehicle struck multiple people before partially flipping over on the corner of Broadway and W 45th Street.

At least one person has been confirmed dead. The number of injured has not been confirmed, but reports indicate that the current number is ranging from 12 to 20 people.

Emergency services were filmed as they took someone into custody, and reports suggest that it might have been the driver:

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, including the woman who was killed

The mayor and the police department told reporters that the incident does not point to terrorism.

Watch live coverage above, via NBC.

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