On Sunday, news broke that a woman drove her car through a crowd of pedestrians standing opposite the luxurious Paris Hotel in Las Vegas.
Initially, police were investigating the incident as a possible act of terrorism, but later ruled that out.
The driver has been detained and is currently being interviewed by authorities and tested for impairment.
Deputy Chief Zimmerman: This was not an act of terrorism. Initial investigation appears this was intentional. pic.twitter.com/EPxJnmUWdk
— LVMPD (@LVMPD) December 21, 2015
NV stands ready to provide any assistance needed to ensure the safety of our visitors & residents in Las Vegas. pic.twitter.com/xQtAMG6TWC
— Governor Sandoval (@GovSandoval) December 21, 2015
Witnesses say the driver was a woman who had a child in the car.
Worker from Mexican restaurant just told me woman got on sidewalk, hit 6, got off, sped up, got back onto sidewalk near Paris, hit 8 to 10
— Mahsa Saeidi (@MahsaKTNV) December 21, 2015
Balloon guy sitting directly across street at Billagio says didn't see hit and run, but can confirm wasn't shooting pic.twitter.com/8vaBjxSxM6
— Kevin Casas (@TheKevinCasas) December 21, 2015
Area of Planet Hollywood hotel-casino, where the Miss Universe pageant was being held. https://t.co/4RFuKGcbBu
— Arizona News (@ArizonaNewsnet) December 21, 2015
— CAROLINAS FIRE PAGE (@CFPalerts) December 21, 2015
The winner of the Miss Universe contest was announced around the same time the incident took place.
A video report of the incident can be seen below:
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