Times Square Chaos as Speeding Car Ploughs into Pedestrians
A speeding vehicle smashed into pedestrians, according to an announcement at nearby Reuters news agency headquarters.
The New York Police Department closed off the area and it is not determined as of yet if this is an act of terrorism.
Buildings are in lockdown and people are being forced away from the scene.
Witnesses said at least 10 people were being treated for injuries on the ground after the collision at the Midtown Manhattan tourist site.
David Shuster Tweeted from his nearby office: “Vehicle just drove on sidewalk Times Square on 7th between 42nd/43rd, People down. Police on scene.
“Buildings in lock down, including ours.”
Another witness said people were “screaming and running”.