A man has died and 13 injured after being struck by a speeding car that mounted the kerb in New York City’s Times Square.
The NYPD has confirmed a 26-year-old man has been arrested and according to Associated Press, he had a history of drink driving.
The vehicle mounted the kerb at 7th Avenue and 45th Street and proceeded to ploughed into pedestrians at around 12 noon (EST).
Police sources have told Fox News the incident is most likely accidental.
In a still from a video of the police making the arrest, the alleged killer could be of Middle Eastern origin, mirroring a pattern of terrorists attackers across the world. He could also by Hispanic. But, this is unconfirmed.
The incident shows similarities to Islamic terror attacks in busy tourist destinations in Europe, where radicalised Muslim men drive vehicles into crowded pedestrian areas.
Photos have showed a red Honda perched on street bollards after crashing into it at high speed.
The incident occurred just a mile from Trump Tower, President Donald Trump’s home outside the White House.
Press Secretary Sean Spicer has confirmed on Twitter the President is aware of the situation.
He tweeted: “@POTUS has been made aware of the situation in Times Square and will continue to receive updates.”
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio are reportedly on their way to the scene, if they have not arrived already.