Thursday 18 October 2018

One dead as man rams car into late-night crowd

'The violent altercation started around 4.30am outside a hookah lounge in Queens'
'The violent altercation started around 4.30am outside a hookah lounge in Queens'

Alan Martin

A local man angry about a parking dispute stabbed two people and then drove into a group of pedestrians on a New York pavement yesterday, leaving one person dead and several others injured, one critically.

The violent altercation started around 4.30am outside a hookah lounge in Queens, when the driver of a white Hyundai got out of the car and stabbed two people, New York Police Department Assistant Chief David Barrere said.

They were both stabbed in the chest, authorities said.

A dispute ensued with others outside the club, and the man drove his car up onto the pavement and into a crowd of people before leaving the scene, Mr Barrere said.

It was unclear if the pedestrians were involved in the dispute.

One person was killed and five others injured, one of them critically, from having been hit by the car.

Stable

The other people struck and the two people stabbed were in hospital in a stable condition.

Police didn't release the identity of the person who was killed, but said he was 23 years old.

Authorities said the driver had been taken into custody. Charges had not been filed as of yesterday afternoon. The car has been located.

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