DEVELOPING STORY: A man driving a U-Haul “went on a rampage” in multiple locations across Brooklyn, Monday morning, according to a New York City councilman.
At least five pedestrians were injured in one location. Three other men on mopeds were struck and sustained minor injuries at another spot, ABC News report.
The New York City Police Department did not immediately confirm details to Fox News Digital.
The suspect “was just apprehended in Sunset Park,” Councilman Justin Brannan tweeted. “Several people were hit and badly injured. We have no idea of motives at this time, but this wasn’t an accident.”
The Associated Press reports:
The incident coincided with the start of the death penalty phase in the trial of Sayfullo Saipov, an Islamic extremist who killed eight people in 2017 by mowing them down with a rented truck.
It was not clear whether the two events were related.
🚨#BREAKING: Multiple pedestrians were struck at three different locations by a U-Haul truck⁰⁰📌#Brooklyn | #Newyork— R A W S A L E R T S (@rawsalerts) February 13, 2023
Currently A U-Haul Truck is surrounded by multiple police vehicles as multiple pedestrians were struck at three different locations with a cyclist was dragged… https://t.co/FdzlkGcvHo pic.twitter.com/XRJjb2Ukcl
BROOKLYN: DEVELOPING: Multiple pedestrians were struck and a cyclist was dragged by a U-Haul truck near 5th Ave and Bay Ridge Parkway. The truck was stopped after a brief chase, NYPD Bomb squad is responding to check a device inside. pic.twitter.com/dJUlBWibm7— KolHaolam (@KolHaolam) February 13, 2023
WATCH: Surveillance footage shows the moment the U-Haul truck seen striking Multiple people while one pedestrian manages to jump out of the way. In Bay ridge Brooklyn.#Developing #Brooklyn #nypd #redhook #uhaul #BreakingNews #breaking #bayridge #nyc #ericadams #newyorkcity pic.twitter.com/D54gu1pOr4— NY Actions (@NY_ACTIONS) February 13, 2023