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Police arrest U-Haul driver suspected of hitting 8 pedestrians in New York City

At least two people are in "very bad shape," a New York City councilman said.

Published: February 13, 2023 12:03pm

Updated: February 13, 2023 1:31pm

New York police on Monday arrested a man suspected of hitting at least eight pedestrians with a U-Haul truck, officials said. 

The suspect "went on a rampage in Bay Ridge," New York City Councilman Justin Brannan tweeted. He said officials are unsure of the suspect's motives but know it was not an accident. 

Police stopped the driver after more than three miles, The Associated Press reported.

Eight people were hurt at two different locations and the driver even hit pedestrians on the sidewalk at one point, according to officials. Two people are critically injured, police said.

The driver was arrested near a tunnel leading from Brooklyn to Manhattan.

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