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One Dead after Car Rams into Crowd in Times Square
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18 May 2017 01:13 PM EST

-by Trista McKenzie, Contributing Writer; Image: An upended car rests at Broadway and 45th St. in Times Square, NYC, after plowing into pedestrians. (Image Source: FDNY on Twitter)

One person is dead and 12 others injured after a car plowed into pedestrians in New York City's Times Square on Thursday.

The FDNY confirmed the death and number of injuries on Twitter.

According to reports, the car crashed into a pole and came to a stop at the corner of 45th Street and Broadway.

The incident is being investigated as an accident, according to the NYPD, and Reuters additionally reported that a U.S. official says preliminary information suggests that it was not tied to terrorism.

"One male in custody in the #TimesSquare vehicle collision. It is believed to be an isolated incident, it remains under investigation," the NYPD News Twitter account confirmed.

On social media, witnesses posted images of injured pedestrians as well as a red Honda sedan upended at an angle as crowds gathered in the busy Manhattan tourist area.

The driver was removed from the vehicle, and footage from the scene shows police officers taking a man in a dark T-shirt into custody. According to ABC News, police sources say the 26-year-old driver has two DWIs on record. He allegedly attempted to flee the scene before he was arrested.

CNN reported that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio were on their way to the scene. In addition, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer announced on Twitter that President Donald Trump is aware of the crash.

This story is currently developing.

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