U-Haul Driver Strikes Pedestrians in NYC

A U-Haul driver mounted the sidewalk in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn on Monday, striking several pedestrians. The suspect was taken into custody by NYPD at the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel. Initially, police thought this may be a terrorist incident, but then learned they had contacted the suspect previously in an “Emotionally Disturbed Person” incident from 2019. The investigation is on-going, and they have not ruled anything out, in spite of what is being shared on social media.

The Bomb Squad was deployed to check for explosives in the U-Haul truck. Eight people were struck, two of them are in critical condition, 2 are in serious condition, the others have minor injuries. One of the victims was an NYPD police officer. Police told reporters there were 7 scenes they have to investigate.

The incident coincided with the start of the trial of a suspected terrorist/Islamic extremist named Sayfullo Saipov. That trial is in the death penalty phase. Saipov killed 7 people by ramming into them with a truck in 2017. That coincidence is why the NYPD first thought it was a possible terrorist incident.

A man driving a U-Haul went on a rampage in Bay Ridge. He was just apprehended in Sunset Park. Several people were hit and badly injured. We have no idea of motives at this time but this wasn’t an accident. Thank you to
@NYPD72Pct @NYPD68Pct
. I will share more info when I can…

Suspect was actually arrested near the BK Battery Tunnel. We think he hit at least 6 people with the truck and 2 are in very bad shape. PLEASE pray for these folks…As stated earlier by the NYPD, while this driver was clearly running people down intentionally, there is no intel saying this was any kind of coordinated terrorist attack. First call came into my office a little after 10:30 AM. Witness saw person driving U-Haul violently…

3 other victims including an NYPD cop are being treated at
@MaimoHealth. Thank you to their ER team! Justin Brannan, NYC Councilman on Twitter

Pictures from the incident, including a short video in the above tweet, show the U-Haul driver going onto the sidewalk and striking some pedestrians with a police car hot on his tail. Police stated that this was an intentional act. He then fled the scene and NYPD stopped the U-Haul driver near the entrance to the tunnel. His name has not been released as of this writing.



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Faye Higbee

Faye Higbee is the columnist manager for Uncle Sam's Misguided Children. She has been writing at Conservative Firing Line since 2013 as well. She is also a published author.

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