Vehicle strikes pedestrians in Times Square

One person is dead and over a dozen more are injured after a speeding car plowed into a crowd into New York City’s Times Square, the New York City Fire Department said Thursday. The New York City Police Department said the incident, which occurred around 12 p.m. local time, does not appear to be terror-related.

A witness told Yahoo News that after the car came to a halt on the sidewalk, the driver attempted to flee on foot before being apprehended. Video taken by a witness and posted to Instagram shortly after the crash showed police taking a person into custody. Initial reports indicated the suspect is a 26-year-old man with multiple prior arrests for DWI. (Yahoo News)

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Vehicle strikes pedestrians in Times Square

The scene of an accident in New York’s Times Square after driver went through a crowd of pedestrians, injuring at least a dozen people, May 18, 2017. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

Vehicle strikes pedestrians in Times Square

The scene of an accident in New York’s Times Square after driver went through a crowd of pedestrians, injuring at least a dozen people, May 18, 2017. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

Vehicle strikes pedestrians in Times Square

A bumper from a vehicle that struck pedestrians and later crashed in Times Square is seen on the sidewalk in New York City on May 18, 2017. (Mike Segar/Reuters)

Vehicle strikes pedestrians in Times Square

A wrecked car sits in the intersection of 45th and Broadway in Times Square, May 18, 2017 in New York City. According to reports there were multiple injuries and one fatality after the car plowed into a crowd of people. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Vehicle strikes pedestrians in Times Square

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at a press conference as New York City Police commissioner James O’Neill (R) looks on after a car struck pedestrians in Times Square, May 18, 2017 in New York City. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Vehicle strikes pedestrians in Times Square

A man, who police said was the suspected driver of a car which crashed into a crowd on Times Square, is led out of the NYPD Midtown South precinct in New York on May 18, 2017. (Rodrigo Campos/Reuters)

Vehicle strikes pedestrians in Times Square

Vehicle strikes pedestrians in Times Square

A body of a deceased person lies covered on the sidewalk in front of the 3 Times Sq building in Times Square after a speeding vehicle struck pedestrians on the sidewalk in New York City on May 18, 2017. (Mike Segar/Reuters)

Vehicle strikes pedestrians in Times Square

People attend to an injured pedestrian a moment after a car plunged into them in Times Square in New York on May 18, 2017. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

Vehicle strikes pedestrians in Times Square

A shoe is seen at the scene where a vehicle drove onto a sidewalk in Times Square in New York, U.S., May 18, 2017. (Daniel J. Bases/Reuters)

Vehicle strikes pedestrians in Times Square

A wrecked car sits in the intersection of 45th and Broadway in Times Square, May 18, 2017 in New York City. According to reports there were multiple injuries and one fatality after the car plowed into a crowd of people. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Vehicle strikes pedestrians in Times Square

Pedestrians try to get a look at a car crash in Times Square in New York, Thursday, May 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Vehicle strikes pedestrians in Times Square

First responders tend to injured pedestrians after a vehicle struck pedestrians on a sidewalk in Times Square in New York on May 18, 2017. (Lucas Jackson/Reuters)

Vehicle strikes pedestrians in Times Square

A New York City Police (NYPD) officer motions people to get back in Times Square after a speeding vehicle struck pedestrians on the sidewalk in New York City on May 18, 2017. (Mike Segar/Reuters)

Vehicle strikes pedestrians in Times Square

A man helps an injured woman on the sidewalk in Times Square after a speeding vehicle struck pedestrians on the sidewalk in New York City on May 18, 2017. (Mike Segar/Reuters)

Vehicle strikes pedestrians in Times Square

First responders tend to an injured pedestrian after a vehicle struck pedestrians on a sidewalk in Times Square in New York on May 18, 2017. (Lucas Jackson/Reuters)

Vehicle strikes pedestrians in Times Square

The scene of an accident in New York’s Times Square after driver went through a crowd of pedestrians, injuring at least a dozen people, May 18, 2017. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

Vehicle strikes pedestrians in Times Square

An injured man is seen on the sidewalk in Times Square after a speeding vehicle struck pedestrians on the sidewalk in New York City on May 18, 2017. (Mike Segar/Reuters)

Vehicle strikes pedestrians in Times Square

A smashed car, lower right, sits on the corner of Broadway and 45th Street in New York’s Times Square after ploughing through a crowd of pedestrians at lunchtime on Thursday, May 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Vehicle strikes pedestrians in Times Square

An injured man is seen on the sidewalk in Times Square after a speeding vehicle struck pedestrians on the sidewalk in New York City on May 18, 2017. (Mike Segar/Reuters)

Vehicle strikes pedestrians in Times Square

Flames and smoke rises from a wrecked vehicle after it plowed into pedestrians on a busy sidewalk on the corner of West 45th St. and Broadway at Times Square, New York, NY United States on May 18, 2017. Multiple pedestrians were struck Thursday by a speeding vehicle in the heart of New York City, according to reports. (Photo: Volkan Furuncu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Vehicle strikes pedestrians in Times Square

A shoe lies o the sidewalk in Times Square after a speeding vehicle struck pedestrians on the sidewalk in New York City on May 18, 2017. (Mike Segar/Reuters)

Vehicle strikes pedestrians in Times Square

First responders tend to an injured pedestrian after a vehicle struck pedestrians on a sidewalk in Times Square in New York on May 18, 2017. (Lucas Jackson/Reuters)

Vehicle strikes pedestrians in Times Square

The scene of an accident in New York’s Times Square after driver went through a crowd of pedestrians, injuring at least a dozen people, May 18, 2017. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

Vehicle strikes pedestrians in Times Square

A woman attends to an injured man on the sidewalk in Times Square after a speeding vehicle struck pedestrians on the sidewalk in New York City on May 18, 2017. (Mike Segar/Reuters)

Vehicle strikes pedestrians in Times Square

Emergency workers at the scene after multiple people were injured when a vehicle struck numerous pedestrians in Times Square in New York City, New York, USA, 18 May 2017. Reports indicated that the vehicle was possibly speeding when it drove up onto the sidewalk striking the pedestrians. (Justin Lane/EPA)

Vehicle strikes pedestrians in Times Square

The scene of an accident in New York’s Times Square after driver went through a crowd of pedestrians, injuring at least a dozen people, May 18, 2017. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

Vehicle strikes pedestrians in Times Square

The scene of an accident in New York’s Times Square after driver went through a crowd of pedestrians, injuring at least a dozen people, May 18, 2017. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

Vehicle strikes pedestrians in Times Square

The scene of an accident in New York’s Times Square after driver went through a crowd of pedestrians, injuring at least a dozen people, May 18, 2017. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

Vehicle strikes pedestrians in Times Square

The scene of an accident in New York’s Times Square after driver went through a crowd of pedestrians, injuring at least a dozen people, May 18, 2017. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

Vehicle strikes pedestrians in Times Square

First responders are assisting injured pedestrians after a vehicle struck pedestrians on a sidewalk in Times Square in New York on May 18, 2017. (REUTERS/Jeremy Schultz)

Vehicle strikes pedestrians in Times Square

A car rests on a security barrier in New York’s Times Square after driving through a crowd of pedestrians, injuring at least a dozen people, Thursday, May 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Vehicle strikes pedestrians in Times Square

First responders are at the scene as people help injured pedestrians after a vehicle struck pedestrians on a sidewalk in Times Square in New York, on May 18, 2017. (REUTERS/Jeremy Schultz)

Vehicle strikes pedestrians in Times Square

A vehicle that struck pedestrians in Times Square and later crashed is seen on the sidewalk in New York City on May 18, 2017. (Mike Segar/Reuters)

Vehicle strikes pedestrians in Times Square

First responders assist at the scene of motor vehicle accident in Times Square, New York City on May 18, 2017. (FDNY via Twitter)

Vehicle strikes pedestrians in Times Square

Flames and smoke rises from a wrecked vehicle after it plowed into pedestrians on a busy sidewalk on the corner of West 45th St. and Broadway at Times Square, New York, NY United States on May 18, 2017. Multiple pedestrians were struck Thursday by a speeding vehicle in the heart of New York City, according to reports. (Photo: Volkan Furuncu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

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