Wisma Putra: No Malaysians in Times Square incident

Police said he was apparently high on synthetic marijuana.

Police said 23 people were struck in the busy square, including an 18-year-old tourist from MI who died.

The vehicle eventually crashed into a pole and stopped at 45th Street and Broadway, according to reports.

Of the injured, four were critical and three deemed very serious but were all likely to survive, authorities said. PHOTOS: Car plows into crowd in Times Square The NYPD released a statement, saying, "It is believed to be an isolated incident, it remains under investigation".

"Based on the information we have at this moment, we have no indication that this was an act of terrorism", said De Blasio.

Rojas, a Navy veteran, has been arrested at least twice previously for driving while intoxicated and was recently arrested for menacing, officials said.

Police nearly immediately ruled out terrorism as a cause, but records show the driver had a criminal history.

A witness said "it was so much chaos going on and you saw people were running".

Rojas was driving a Honda auto at a "high rate of speed" around noon along the sidewalk through three streets, hitting pedestrians along the way before coming to a stop after colliding with metal railings at a street corner.

In the Bronx, neighbourhood acquaintances said Rojas was a friendly man who had been having problems.

Law enforcement officials have now said Rojas was likely under the influence of a drug ingested via smoking.

Mr Rojas, who had been stopped on two previous occasions for drink driving, drove into pedestrians on the pavenment at 11.55am, smashing into people for three blocks.

Rojas enlisted in the US Navy in 2011 and served on the destroyer USS Carney in 2012.

The woman who was killed has been identified as Alyssa Elsman from MI.

Navy records show that in 2013 he spent two months at a naval brig in Charleston, South Carolina. They do not indicate why.

The apartment building where Rojas lives was cordoned off by police Thursday. Details were not immediately available.

The conditions of those injured are unknown, WABC said.

An 18-year-old female tourist's body lay covered with a bloodstained blanket while a police officer kept vigil nearby.

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