Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Daily Misfortune Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Daily Misfortune Tuesday, May 23, 2017 --- ===
Monthly Misfortune May 2017 ---

List of incidents of terror which could be accidents, crimes, or mental illness rampage or terrorist attacks.

Headlines:


Detail:

    1. Middlebury Students Who Led Brutal Attack to Block Conservative Speaker Get Slap on Wrist Heatstreet  By Joe Simonson|6:39 pm, May 23, 2017 official press release, Middlebury College detailed how it disciplined the students who assaulted conservative writer and social scientist Charles Murray and professor of politics and economics Allison Stanger during a speaking appearance two months ago.. if you beat up a female professor you don’t agree with at Middlebury? Not much, really. fter college investigators “reviewed photographic and video evidence of events and gathered multiple eyewitness statements and other accounts,” administrators finally figured out how they’d punish the spoiled brats. A total of 67 students received “sanctions ranging from probation to official college discipline, which places a permanent record in the student’s file.” In other words, Middlebury students got their way—Murray was silenced. As the two were fleeing campus, Stanger was brutally attacked and later hospitalized for a neck injury. Middlebury Police Department “said it has been unable to identify any specific individual responsible for the injuries sustained by Stanger.”
    2. Colchester Schools Without Power After Car Hits Pole  NBC Connecticut  A car accident has knocked out power to the Colchester Elementary School and William J. Johnson Middle School Tuesday morning, according to fire ...
    3. Teen accused of drinking, hitting Mill Creek power pole The Daily Herald  He may face charges for minor in possession, city spokeswoman Joni Kirk said. It happened around dawn. The boy reportedly drove into a power pole ..17-year-old boy is accused of causing a crash that knocked down power lines across .. allegedly had been drinking.. may face charges for minor in possession, .. reportedly drove into a power pole near 173rd Street SE. He said he had swerved to avoid rabbits... second car was damaged by the downed lines. Police: Alcohol in car of teen who 'swerved to avoid 3 bunnies', wipes out power pole - KOMO News

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    Unemployed man jailed three years for attacking elderly neighbour with wooden pole
    The Straits Times
    SINGAPORE - An unemployed man attacked his neighbour with a wooden pole for allegedly dragging chairs across the floor in her flat above and ...


    Driver extricated from Center Point 18-wheeler crash, several businesses without power
    WIAT 42
    The 18-wheeler reportedly struck two vehicles before it crashed into the power pole, snapping it in half, then coming to rest in a ditch. Power lines fell ...
    Truck driver extricated from eastern Jeffco crash; power out in the area - AL.com

    Semitrailer truck clips wire, downs power line in Lindon
    Daily Herald
    A semitrailer truck snapped a power pole in half after running over the guy ... As of 9:45 a.m., the lines are still energized and Rocky Mountain Power ...


    Residents in Ikorodu community put CHARM on electric pole to avoid power disconnection (photo)
    NAIJ.COM
    The Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company staffs have received shock after the residents of a Lagos community placed a fetish item on the pole ...


    Straight line winds down utility poles, destroy barn
    My Eastern Shore
    It was between two poles and the wires were still attached, creating too much tension for it to move. Delmarva Power brought in a truck to lift one of the ...


    UPDATE: Cause for fallen power lines a mystery
    Clarence Valley Daily Examiner
    Workers repair a power line at Swan Creek that fell across teh pacific ... There's a theory that a truck hit the side of the power pole and loosened the ...



    Serious head-on crash between transit van and HGV lorry: North Devon link road remains closed
    Devon Live
    Two drivers have been flown to hospital by two air ambulances after a serious head-on collision between a white van and an HGV lorry on the A361 in ...


    Man, 79, boy, 3, killed in head-on collision in Blount County
    AL.com
    The wreck- a head-on collision - happened just after 6 p.m. on the 24000 block of Alabama 79 in the Dallas community. Multiple first responders went ...
    Two dead, one injured in head-on collision in Blount County - Alabama's News Leader



    One person in custody following stabbing onCooks Lake Road
    12newsnow.com
    One person was taken into custody by Hardin County Deputies after a stabbing occurred at the 10000 block of Cooks Lake Road at approximately ...


    5 hurt in head-on crash near Six Flags still in serious condition
    NJ.com
    MILLSTONE TWP. -- The head-on crash Friday night that left five people with serious injuries was caused after a Saturn was clipped by a ...


    Drivers killed in Highway 24 head-on collision
    KKTV 11 News
    (KKTV) - Two people were killed in east El Paso County after a Jeep crossed into oncoming traffic and hit another vehicle head on. Both drivers were ...


    UPDATED: Three hospitalized in head-on crash in Fort Ann
    Glens Falls Post-Star
    ... R. Wilson, 73, of Putnam Station was traveling north on State Route 4 when it entered the opposing lane and struck a southbound vehicle head-on.


    Head-on crash kills Upstate track coach, injures one other
    WYFF Greenville
    The driver of a 2008 Dodge pickup truck was also taken to the hospital after the head-on collision with Kleckner's 1996 Toyota, troopers said.

    Woman airlifted after head-on crash in Elkhart County
    WNDU-TV
    ELKHART COUNTY, Ind. (WNDU) - A woman was airlifted to a South Bend hospital with possible head injuries after a crash in Elkhart County.


    Domestic dispute leads to stabbing on E. 49th Street
    WTVC
    Police tell our crew on the scene that one man was stabbed, and a suspect is now in custody. The victim was taken to the hospital. Right now, we don't ...

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    Traffic on State Road 933 blocked for head-on crash
    WSBT
    Two cars on State Road 933 crashed head on just north of Darden Road.St. Joseph County Sheriff's Department Assistant Chief Bill Thompson ...


    Police identify driver killed in head-on crash on Hwy 126
    KMTR
    State police have released the identity of a driver killed when a pickup crossed into her lane and hit her car head-on May 17.Della Ann Shaver, 60, ...




    Deadly Head On Collision Near Woodruff
    106.3 WORD
    Troopers say a Dodge pickup truck and a Toyota collided head on. The driver in the pickup was wearing a seat belt and was injured. He was taken to ...

    Fort Defiance Woman Sentenced to 28 Months in Prison forStabbing on the Navajo Nation Indian ...
    US Department of Justice
    PHOENIX – Today, Donna Karen Holyan, 50, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge John J. Tuchi to 28 months in prison, followed by three years' ...


    'Domestic incident' leaves couple fatally shot, third person injured: Woodridge police
    Chicago Tribune
    Kari Schade and Ken Griffin comment on a shooting incident late Monday in Woodridge that left a husband and wife dead and a third person injured.
    2 Killed, 1 Wounded In “Domestic” Shooting In Woodridge - CBS Chicago


    Nicky Hayden, Champion Motorcyclist, Killed In Italy
    NPR
    Nicky Hayden, a champion motorcycle racer, died at an Italian hospital Monday, five days after being struck by a car while bicycling as part of his ..

    Doctors try to save eye of teen injured in Manchester bombing
    USA TODAY
    BURY, England — Doctors are working to save the right eye of a high school student injured in the bombing in Manchester, England, on Monday.
    22 dead, 59 injured after reports of explosion at Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena: Police - ABC News
    Manchester police name bomber who killed 22, hunt for accomplices - Chicago Tribune
    At least 19 dead, 59 injured after explosion at Ariana Grande concert in England - Chicago Tribune





    4 killed, 5 injured in shootings across St. Louis-area Sunday - KMOV.com
    KMOV.com
    LOUIS (KMOV.com) – Four people were killed and five were injured in ... The first shooting occurred around 10:15 a.m. when a man in his 30's was ..


    7-Year-Old Louisville Boy Killed by Stray Gunfire
    U.S. News & World Report
    "They call themselves men, but men don't go around shooting somebody over petty stuff," Tonya Hobbs ... Nobody else was injured in the shooting.
    Police, family plead with public for help after 7-year-old killed by stray bullet - The Courier-Journal


    Big game hunter killed when shot elephant collapses on top of him
    New York Post
    A professional hunter was killed when an elephant that had just been shot fell on top of him, according to reports. South African big-game bagger ...
    Big Game Hunter Killed by Elephant in Zimbabwe - New York Times


    Man killed in Riverside gas station shooting
    KABC-TV
    A man was killed in a gas station shooting possibly involving what appeared to be members of the Hell's Angels motorcycle gang, Riverside police ...


    North Portland shooting investigation leads police to Pearl District
    OregonLive.com
    A car accident on Sunday killed one, injured two. ... Fairview Parkway and Northeast 238thDrive after the accident killed one person and sent two to ...


    Lockdown over at Ankeny elementary school
    DesMoinesRegister.com
    A lockdown at an Ankeny elementary school was lifted after police notified the school that a report of a weapon in a nearby neighborhood was ...


    Driver charged, licence suspended for crash that injured several children
    Kaieteur News
    Several passengers, including at least 14 children were injured after the minibus, allegedly driven by the accused, slammed into a school bus which ...


    2 dead in shooting at southeast Calgary parking lot
    MSN.com
    Two men are dead following a shooting in a parking lot at 48 Street and 130 Avenue Sunday night.

    Army Lt. Richard Collins III killed by intoxicated neo-Nazi on U of MD campus.
    Daily Kos
    A black Bowie State University student who was set to graduate this week may have been killed over the weekend in a random, racially-motivated ...

    2 women struck, killed by car on Cape Cod
    WHDH.com
    SANDWICH, MA (WHDH) - Two elderly women were struck and killed by a car Monday afternoon on Route 6A in Sandwich, authorities say.







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    Monday, May 22, 2017

    Daily Misfortune Monday, May 22, 2017

    Daily Misfortune Monday, May 22, 2017 --- ===
    Monthly Misfortune May 2017 ---

    List of incidents of terror which could be accidents, crimes, or mental illness rampage or terrorist attacks.

    Headlines:


    Detail:
    1. 2017 Manchester Arena incident  Greater Manchester Police report deadly explosions at Manchester Arena in Manchester, England, at the end of Ariana Grande’s performance on her Dangerous Woman Tour. (BBC) (The Guardian)  Greater Manchester Police (GMP) confirm at least 19 people have been killed and 50 others injured and is treating the incident as a terrorist attack. Nobody immediately claimed responsibility. (The Northern Echo) (NBC News) (The Washington Post)
    2. 2017 clashes at the Turkish Embassy in the United States Turkey calls on the United States to conduct a full investigation on the clashes that broke out on May 16. (ABC News)
    3. 2017 Venezuelan protests
    4. The birthplace of late President Hugo Chávez is burned by protesters as violence and looting spreads through Barinas, Venezuela following the death of a protester. (AP viaThe Chicago Tribune)
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    Black cat on Norwalk road causes driver to strikepower pole
    KABC-TV
    A driver was trying to avoid striking a black cat on the road when his car took out a power pole during a violent crash near Norwalk. KABC.
    Car Crashes Into Utility Pole In Santa Fe Springs, Knocking Out Power For Some - Patch.com

    Crash shuts down Oakland Gravel Road for power pole repairs
    ABC17News.com
    COLUMBIA, Mo. - Oakland Gravel Road near Northridge Drive in north Columbia was shut down around 4 p.m. Sunday after a single-car crash ...

    Truck driver thankful to be alive after pole snaps, toppling wires and damaging 18-wheeler
    WRBL
    The telephone pole, which reportedly belonged to AT&T, snapped, and wires ... AT&T is expected to clean up the damaged pole and power lines.


    Passenger killed in collision with utility pole in Long Beach
    Orange County Breeze
    The passenger killed in collision with utility pole was a 31-year-old male resident of Seal Beach. The driver was a resident of Lakewood. On Saturday ...


    Suspected DUI Crash Results in Power Outage for Over 1000 Residents
    SCVNEWS.com
    ... Valencia Boulevard and Goldcrest Drive. A power pole caught on fire and about 1,300 people lost power, according to Southern California Edison.



    3 wounded in shootings on the West Side
    Chicago Tribune
    Two men were killed and 22 other people were wounded, including a ... Photos from the scene of a triple shooting that happened in the 5300 block of ...


    Officer fatally shoots male at Jack's Apple Pub
    Appleton Post Crescent
    The shooting grew from an encounter at the bar, where one male ... The shooter has not been identified yet, Thomas said, and the two injured adults ...
    Suspected shooter dead following officer-involved shooting in Appleton - WBAY
    1 dead, 2 injured after officer-involved shooting in Appleton - Fox11online.com
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    Tulsa jury foreman: Shooting of unarmed black man 'tragic but justifiable'
    CNN
    (CNN) A jury acquitted a white Tulsa police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man because there was no evidence the officer acted ...


    Pleasanton police investigating deadly officer involved shooting
    KGO-TV
    A Pleasanton police officer shot and killed a man while responding to a 911 call about a family dispute Saturday morning. ... Pleasanton PD is investigating an officer involved shooting. No officers were injured during this incident.

    Norwalk shooting under investigation Sunday
    CT Post
    Police and detectives at the scene of a Sunday afternoon shooting on ... NORWALK — Police are investigating a shooting Sunday afternoon on ...

    Twenty policemen, dozens of Taliban killed in Shah Joi
    Aljazeera.com
    At least 20 policemen were killed in Taliban ambushes in southern Afghanistan, officials said, as security forces sought to dislodge fighters in multiple ...
    German woman and Afghan guard killed, Finnish woman kidnapped in Kabul - CBS News
    German woman, Afghan guard killed in Kabul guesthouse attack - Washington Post
    German woman and Afghan guard killed by gunmen in Kabul - The Guardian


    Springfield police release names of suspect, victim in fatalshooting
    The Register-Guard
    Steven Ray Burton, 36, was killed, Lewis said. Burton, a Springfield man who did not have a permanent address and knew Green, was shot to death at ...


    Amid conflicting accounts of police-involved shooting, teen's
    CT Post
    Amid conflicting accounts of police-involved shooting, teen's death the only certainty. By Brian Lockhart. Updated 11:57 pm, Saturday, May 20, 2017.








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    Sean Christopher Urbanski Suspect Killing Bowie State University student Richard Collins III

    Sean Christopher Urbanski Suspect Killing Bowie State University student Richard Collins III   --- ===

    May 20, 2017 Sean Christopher Urbanski Suspect Killing Bowie State University student Richard Collins III   CNN: the suspect had approached Collins and his friends early Saturday making statements "yelling -- in fact perhaps screaming is one description." "He then said step left, step left if you know what's good for you," according to Mitchell. "The victim looked at him puzzled with the other friends of his and said 'no,'" Mitchell said. "It was then that [the suspect] stabbed the victim in his chest." Suspect is white, victim is black from historically black Bowie Univesity. FBI found he was a member of neo-Nazi "Alt Reich" racist facebook group and investigating if it was a hate crime. Victim was just commissioned into US Army from ROTC and was about to graduate from college.


    Ubanaki approches victim waiting for Uber stabs him in chest. Step Left


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    • Black college victim Bowie U
    • commissioned as a lieutenant in the US Army two days before his death
    • FBI investigating as hate crime
    • Graduation victim
    • Hate crime: Alt Reich facebook group
    • military victim: ROTC commissioned officer
    • Nazi sympathizer: Alt Reich facebook group
    • set to graduate from Bowie State University (BSU) on Tuesday
    • victim: Richard Wilbur Collins III
    • was with two friends on the University Maryland campus in College Park

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    Alt Reich (@AltFascist1488) | Twitter - picture of nazi soldier  https://twitter.com/altfascist1488?lang=en  The latest Tweets from Alt Reich (@AltFascist1488). White Nationalist | Traditonalist | NS | Pepe Dindu Nuffin | #MAGA | #AltRight. USA.

    Alt-Reich: Nation Public Group | Facebook - group removed
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/590746997800992/


    Alt-Reich: Nation has 1156 members. Controversial humor. Memes. Will update later. Meme.
    Black ROTC cadet stabbed to death by member of 'Alt-Reich Nation ...
    https://www.rawstory.com/.../black-rotc-cadet-stabbed-to-death-by-member-of-alt-rei...
    1 hour ago - Police charged Urbanski, a member of the Facebook group, “Alt-Reich Nation,” with first-degree murder Sunday. The FBI is investigating the ...

    Alt Reich Nation Member Charged With Murder in Stabbing Death of ...
    www.theroot.com/alt-reich-nation-member-charged-with-murder-in-stabbing-179542...


    9 hours ago - Sean Christopher Urbanski, 22, has been charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of Bowie State University student Richard Collins III, and the FBI is investigating if the killing was a hate crime. Urbanski is a member of the Facebook group, “Alt Reich: Nation ...


    Maryland campus stabbing evaluated as possible hate crime - CNN.com
    www.cnn.com/2017/05/22/us/university-of-maryland-stabbing/


    3 hours ago - Maryland campus stabbing evaluated as possible hate crime ..... "He then said step left,step left if you know what's good for you," according to ...FBI is helping to evaluate whether the fatal stabbing by a white student of a black student visiting the University of Maryland will be prosecuted as a hate crime, university police said Sunday.


    Richard Wilbur Collins III was with two friends on the university's campus in College Park when he was approached by a man and stabbed in the chest with a knife Saturday morning, University of Maryland Police Chief David Mitchell told reporters

    FBI investigating whether university stabbing was hate crime - ABC ...
    abcnews.go.com/US/.../police-charge-suspect-maryland-college-stabbing-death-475428...9 hours ago - This photo released by the University of Maryland Police Department shows ... Urbanski said "Step left, step left if you know what's best for you," ...


    FBI Investigating If Bowie State Univ. Student's Killing Is Hate Crime
    NBC4 Washington · 3 hours ago

    Police, FBI investigating University of Maryland killing as possible hate crime
    Baltimore Sun · 8 hours ago

    Maryland campus stabbing evaluated as possible hate crime - CNN.com
    www.cnn.com/2017/05/22/us/university-of-maryland-stabbing/
    (CNN) The FBI is helping to evaluate whether the fatal stabbing by a white student of a black student visiting the University of Maryland will be ...

    Authorities investigating whether U.-Md. stabbing death was a hate ...
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/.../university...maryland...stabbing.../053b5f68-3e30-1...11 hours ago - The FBI is assisting in the murder investigation of a Bowie State University student to determine whether his stabbing death was a hate crime, ...

    FBI Investigating UMD Fatal Stabbing As Possible Hate Crime « CBS ...
    baltimore.cbslocal.com/2017/05/21/deadly-stabbing-umd-college-park/
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A fatal stabbing at University of Maryland, College Park is now being investigated as a possible hate crime. ... Police have identified the victim from the early Saturdaystabbing as 23-year-old Richard Collins III. ... Police arrested 22-year-old Sean Christopher ...

    University of Maryland student charged with murder in deadly stabbing ...
    www.foxnews.com/.../university-maryland-student-charged-with-murder-in-deadly-stab...15 hours ago - A University of Maryland student has been charged with murder after police say he fatally stabbed a visiting student on campus during the ...

    Sunday, May 21, 2017

    2017 Times Square car rampage

    2017 Times Square car rampage --- ===



    May 18, 2017 2017 Times Square car rampage a car driven by Richard Rojas accelerated into a deliberate u-turn to drive wrong way crashed in Times Square, New York City. One person was killed and 20 were injured. Rojas was charged with second degree murder, five counts of aggravated vehicular homicide and 20 attempted murders. A preliminary investigation found no evidence that the crash was an act of terrorism.


    After being detained, Rojas, a military veteran, was found to have ingested phencyclidine before the crash. When interviewed by the NYPD, he said he wanted to die by suicide by cop, and that he had been hearing voices.

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    • blackout claim 
    • criminal history: Rojas has been arrested twice in New York — in 2015 and 2008 — for drunken driving, New York Police Commissioner James O’Neill said. In 2013, Rojas — while in the Navy — pleaded guilty to drunken driving, failure to pay a just debt, drunk and disorderly conduct and communicating a threat. A military judge sentenced him to three months confinement.
    • mental illness: . “It appears to be intentional in the sense that he was troubled and lashing out,” de Blasio said of the incident. “At the root of this is an untreated mental health issue going back probably decades.”.. 
    • out of control:  the 2009 Honda Accord was “out of control,” an emergency management official said. The speeding car jumped the sidewalk on the west side of Seventh Avenue at 42nd Street and struck several pedestrians before crashing at the northwest corner of 45th Street, police said.
    • Veteran suspect


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    SHOCKING VIDEO: Times Square Attacker's Vicious, Deliberate ...
    pamelageller.com/2017/05/times-square-vehicular-attack.html/
    Shocking New Video Shows Times Square Attacker On Vicious, ... following Thursday's car crash, which killed an 18-year-old woman.

    What stopped the car in Times Square? A closer look at bollards
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/05/18/...times-square.../101851466/
    areas, are designed to prevent vehicle attacks, whether accidental or deliberate. ... Car slams into crowd in New York's Times Square; 1 dead, 22 hurt · Michigan teen killed in Times Square a 'wonderful young lady'. "In this ...

    Car Rams Into Pedestrians in NYC's Times Square, Killing at Least 1 ...
    www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/car-rams-pedestrians-nyc-s-times-square-n761556
    Car Rams Into Pedestrians in NYC's Times Square, Killing at Least 1 ... and investigators are looking into the possibility it was a deliberate act.

    Driver charged with murder in Times Square crash | FOX31 Denver
    kdvr.com/2017/05/19/driver-charged-with-murder-in-times-square-crash/
    Driver charged with murder in Times Square crash ... “It appears to be intentional in the sense that he was troubled and lashing out,” de Blasio ...


    Rojas has been arrested twice in New York — in 2015 and 2008 — for drunken driving, New York Police Commissioner James O’Neill said.

    In 2013, Rojas — while in the Navy — pleaded guilty to drunken driving, failure to pay a just debt, drunk and disorderly conduct and communicating a threat. A military judge sentenced him to three months confinement.

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    2017 Times Square car crash

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      (Redirected from 2017 NY Times Square attack)
    2017 Times Square car crash
    Times Sq Apr 2017 17.jpg
    Site of the crash in April 2017
    2017 Times Square car crash is located in Manhattan
    Times Square
    Times Square
    2017 Times Square car crash (Manhattan)
    Time11:53 EDT
    Date18 May 2017
    LocationTimes SquareNew York City
    Coordinates40.757994°N 73.985574°WCoordinates40.757994°N 73.985574°W
    Deaths1
    Non-fatal injuries20[1]
    Suspect(s)Richard Rojas
    On May 18, 2017, a car driven by Richard Rojas crashed in Times SquareNew York City. One person was killed and 20 were injured. Rojas was charged with second degree murder, five counts of aggravated vehicular homicide and 20 attempted murders. A preliminary investigation found no evidence that the crash was an act of terrorism.
    After being detained, Rojas, a military veteran, was found to have ingested phencyclidine before the crash. When interviewed by the NYPD, he said he wanted to die by suicide by cop, and that he had been hearing voices.

    Incident[edit]

    Richard Rojas, the driver of a maroon 2009 Honda Accord, sped into pedestrians in Times Square after having jumped the sidewalk on the west side of Seventh Avenue at 42nd Street. He continued for three blocks before crashing at the northwest corner of 45th Street and Seventh Avenue, at Broadway.[2][3] As the driver was trying to flee from his car, a traffic agent tackled him and took him into custody.[3] After having exited the car Rojas said: “I wanted to kill them,” according to prosecutors.[4]

    Victims[edit]

    Alyssa Elsman, an 18-year-old tourist from Portage, Michigan, was killed and 20 people were injured, four critically.[5][6][7]

    Suspect[edit]

    Richard Rojas (born 1991), a 26-year-old resident of the Bronx and a military veteran, was arrested and charged after the crash.[8] He previously served in the United States Navy and had two prior arrests for driving under the influence.[9] These arrests came in 2008 and 2015.[2] He enlisted in the Navy in 2011 and was an electrician's mate fireman apprentice. In 2012, he served aboard the destroyer USS Carney. He was most recently based at Naval Air Station Jacksonville and was discharged in 2014.[10]
    Rojas was arrested in September 2012 after assaulting a cab driver and yelling at an officer, "My life is over", in addition to threatening to kill police officers after his release. He also spent two months in military prison in 2013. A neighbor said his family was Dominican.[11][12] One of his friends said Rojas had developed a drinking problem after his military service, using it as medication for his "dark thoughts and moods",[13] in addition to posting content on social media some of which he described as "demonic".[14] According to authorities and his friends, his mental health issues dated back to his childhood though he never sought psychiatric care, becoming more paranoid and increasing his intake of marijuana and alcohol.[15]
    Rojas was obsessed with Scientology and had accumulated literature on the religion. He recently got back his car after it was repossessed a short time before the incident.[16] A week before the incident, he was arrested and charged with pointing a knife at a notary, whom he accused of stealing his identity.[10]

    Aftermath[edit]

    Bill de Blasio, the Mayor of New York City, and other officials have said there is no indication the incident was an act of terrorism.[2] Several law enforcement officials said the suspect thought he was hearing voices and expected to die. Rojas tested negative for alcohol, but additional testing was done to determine whether he was taking any drugs.[10] The drug test came back as positive while blood tests were conducted for whether he had taken synthetic marijuana or PCP.[17] Rojas has since offered alternate explanations to the investigators who said they hadn't come to any conclusions.[3]
    According to a criminal complaint, Rojas admitted smoking marijuana laced with PCP before driving the car. Prosectors said he told the police he wanted to die by suicide by cop. He also rambled that he had been hearing voices and it was the last day on Earth.[18] According to other sources, he said he claimed to hear voices telling him the police were going to kill him.[19] Later, they said he had tested positive for PCP and told police God made him do it.[3] His interview was said to be abnormal and rambling.[19] Police sources meanwhile also said that they were investigating whether the attack was deliberate, stating that there was no evidence of terrorism.[20]
    Rojas was later charged with second-degree murder, 20 counts of attempted murder and five counts of aggravated vehicular homicide.[21] Investigators looked into his psychological history. [1] In an interview for the New York Post on May 21, he said he had no recollection of the incident and sought psychiatric care before it. He said he called a mental health counselor at a veteran's affairs center, who promised to call him back on Monday (May 22).[22]

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    3. ^ Jump up to:a b c d Rosenberg, Eli; Rashbaum, William K. (18 May 2017). "One Dead and 22 Injured as Car Rams Into Pedestrians in Times Square". The New York Times. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
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    7. Jump up^ http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/canadian-critically-injured-in-times-square-crash-1.3421504
    8. Jump up^ Winter, Tom; Dienst, Jonathan; Ortiz, Erik (18 May 2017). "Car Rams Into Pedestrians in NYC's Times Square, Killing at Least 1". New York: NBC News. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
    9. Jump up^ Bacon, John; Diebel, Matthew (18 May 2017). "Car slams into crowd in New York's Times Square; 1 dead, 22 hurt". New York: USA Today. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
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    14. Jump up^ "Deadly Times Square Crash Driver Pulled Knife on Man 7 Days Earlier: NYPD". CBS New York. 18 May 2017. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
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