U.S. : U‑Haul driver arrested after hitting and injuring several people in Brooklyn, authorities say

One wit­ness has been tak­en into cus­tody and anoth­er is in crit­i­cal con­di­tion after a U‑Haul van ran over four peo­ple in Brook­lyn on Mon­day, offi­cials said.

New York police stopped the van with the Ari­zona num­ber and detained the dri­ver on Bay Ridge Park­way and Fifth Avenue just before noon, said two senior law enforce­ment offi­cials briefed on the matter.

Three peo­ple rid­ing a moped were hit, and a pedes­tri­an, a man in his 30s, was also hit.

One was tak­en to a Luther­an hos­pi­tal in crit­i­cal con­di­tion, while the oth­er suf­fered minor injuries.

Police are inves­ti­gat­ing a pos­si­ble motive.

Four senior police offi­cers iden­ti­fied the dri­ver as Weng Sor, a 62-year-old Asian man. There are no signs of a ter­ror­ist attack so far, but an inves­ti­ga­tion is ongo­ing, accord­ing to those involved.

New York Gov­er­nor Kathy Horchul tweet­ed Mon­day after­noon that she had been briefed on the sit­u­a­tion and that her team was coor­di­nat­ing with police.

New York City May­or Eric Adams was also briefed on the mat­ter, his press sec­re­tary Fabi­an Levy tweeted.

“A sus­pect has been detained, but the NYPD con­tin­ues to inves­ti­gate. “At this time, there are no addi­tion­al cred­i­ble threats,” Levy said.

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