The symptoms exhibited by Rojas at the time, including slurred speech and glassy eyes, were consistent with those that would be seen in someone who had taken PCP or synthetic marijuana, Cidambi noted.
"So, it appears to be intentional in the sense that he was troubled and lashing out", the mayor added. "At the root of this.is an untreated mental health issue going back probably decades".
Rojas, wearing the same red T-shirt and jeans he was photographed in a day earlier, appeared subdued as prosecutors detailed murder and attempted murder charges.
O'Neill identified the suspect as 26-year-old Richard Rojas, describing him as a USA citizen and former service member with multiple previous DWI arrests. She'd been walking with her 13-year-old sister, who was also injured in the crash.
Police identified the woman killed by the vehicle as Alyssa Elsman, of Portage, Michigan. "She will be deeply missed by the staff and students here".
Rojas, who lives with his mother in the Bronx, has had multiple arrests in the past, including two for drunken driving, police said. A military judge sentenced him to three months confinement. A week ago he was arrested and charged with pointing a knife at a notary, whom he accused of stealing his identity.
"If he was driving normally up until he saw the crowd, he could have been triggered and have had homicidal thoughts that intensified or had a flashback from the past that he reacted to when he saw the crowd", she said. He then made a U-turn and sped along the sidewalk, colliding with pedestrians over the course of three blocks before coming to a halt when his auto hit a stanchion on the northwest corner of 45th Street and Broadway.
Witnesses described a harrowing scene that started with screeching tires and ended with screams, chaos and a fiery crash at one of the world's most visited sites. "There's this red auto, full speed, careening down the sidewalk".
A witness who was walking along 42nd Street told dpa she had to physically leap out of the way to avoid being hit by the driver as the vehicle came down 7th Avenue. Her 13-year-old sister was among the 22 injured. "I wanted to kill them".
"I felt so bad. standing there", not being able to do anything more to help, she said.
"I was not afraid the whole time because I was doing my job", he said.
But she came under fire for sharing the images on social media. He suffered bruises to his face, including a large bump on his head, she said. Do you think they need to tone it down?
The driver who crashed his vehicle into a crowd in NYC's Times Square has been charged with second-degree murder. After the auto came to a halt, the driver tried to flee before officers took him into custody. People were being dragged, they were on top of the auto. "He ran across the street, flailing his arms and screaming".
He surrendered to Federal Bureau of Investigation agents in NY early Friday and appeared in court late-morning, telling U.S. The charge also holds a potential to serve up to 10 years in prison, but the choice is ultimately left to a judge.
Hood said the fire was so intense that parts of the building started collapsing and crews had to go on the defensive. Phipps sustained serious burns and is in critical but stable condition at the San Antonio Military Medical Center.
Nishikori is now also a major doubt for the Rome Masters next week with 10 days to go until the start of the French Open. Djokovic hasn't played in the semifinals of any event since winning the title in Doha at the beginning of the year.
The only release which didn't include massive pointers enabling the NSA to find the particular source is the Windows exploits. Early Tuesday, a post purportedly from the Shadow Brokers announced that it was starting a sort of hack-of-the-month club.
Who is that - a celebrity photographer in the photographer pen at the first official photocall of the Cannes Film Festival 2017. This new measure will apply from the 2018 edition of the Festival International du Film de Cannes onwards.
Head coach Mike Sullivan chose to keep Fleury in net to start the conference final, leaving Murray to wait for another chance. The 27-year-old Hoffman said he thinks teams are trying to limit mistakes against high-powered opponents with simple hockey.
In the run-up to the general election, The Gazette will be profiling the candidates standing in local constituencies. Blackpool Council is warning anyone who has moved house in the last two years may have "fallen off" the register.
United would demand a world-record fee for a goalkeeper of £60million, if they decide to sell the 26-year-old. He has played second fiddle to De Gea in the Premier League, starting just two top-flight games.
The Browns open next season against the Steelers, their longtime rival who has overpowered Cleveland in recent years. If Garrett is able to produce close to expectations, his four-year contract will be a steal for the Browns.
Journalist 'manhandled' by FCC security guards
Donnelly said he was working on a story unrelated to net neutrality and did not want to ask questions in front of other reporters. Udall and Hassan tied the alleged incident to "a larger pattern of hostility towards the press" under the Trump administration.