"I Wanted To Kill Them" Times Square Driver Tells Police; Was Looking For Suicide-By-Cop

Tyler Durden's picture

Update 3: The driver that killed 1 & injured 22, was apparently high on synthetic marijuana K-2, and according to the Post, he was out for blood, and looking for a suicide-by-cop.

The Bronx man who plowed his car into a Times Square crowd, killing a teen tourist and injuring 22 others, wanted to commit murder and then wanted cops to kill him, police sources said. “You were supposed to shoot me! I wanted to kill them,” Richard Rojas, 26, told police, according to sources cited by the Post.

The killer, who’s been arrested twice for DWI, wasn’t drunk when he went on the rampage in the heart of the Big Apple, a high-ranking police official said. Rojas is currently being tested for drugs, as he appeared to be high, according to sources.He served in the US Navy from 2011 to 2015, and was not honorably discharged, sources said.

A friend said Rojas was never the same after he returned from his military service, and took up drinking to cope with the stress.  “He finally came home, and it was hard for him to find a job,” said Harrison Ramos, 30. “He was having a lot of bad nightmares. He was talking crazy. He was acting strange.”

Ramos added he would buy alcohol “to forget about all that stuff.”

“He should’ve gotten professional help,” he said. “He would talk about demons and devils and conspiracy theories.”

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Update 2:  Speaking at a Times Square press conference, mayor Bill de Blasio says "There is no indication that this was an act of terror."

Separately, the NYPD says that the 26 yr old driver, identified as Richard Rojas from the Bronx, was traveling South on 7 Av made u-turn onto West sidewalk. Went 3 blocks on sidewalk before hitting pillar.

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Update: in a separate incideint, Breaking911 reports that 5 People were just struck by vehicle, 1 DOA, 3 likely to die / very critical on Broadway & Castleton Ave. It is unclear if the two incidents are linked.

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A car jumped a curb and plowed into a busy sidewalk in Times Square during the lunchtime rush, killing one person and injuring several others on Thursday, sources said. The driver is in custody and being tested for alcohol. One person is dead, and at least 13 injured.

Reuters witnesses said that the driver's actions "appeared intentional" and that the vehicles "drove against traffic" and onto the sidewalk, striking pedestrians.

The crash happened at Broadway and West 45th Street at about 12 p.m., officials said. FDNY said 13 patients were being treated at the scene.

According to NYPD, the driver is 26 year old Richard Rojas from the Bronx.

The vehicle that struck pedestrians was a red sedan and the driver has been arrested and removed.

The arrest of driver shown below:

And yet despite the immediate arrest, in the past 30 minutes the NYPD has already figured out that the incident was not terrorism:


A video of the arrest below:

A live feed from Pix 11 below:


According to the NYPD, the car lost control on 7th Avenue between 42 and 43rd streets, and an investigation is underway.

The New York Police Department closed off the area. A Reuters witness said at least 10 people were being treated for injuries on the ground after the collision at the Midtown Manhattan tourist site.

While the NYPD is initially claiming that the incident was not an act of terrorism, in a clear bid to preserve calm, we would recommend waiting for a definitive conclusion.


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shimmy's picture

"And yet despite the immediate arrest, in the past 30 minutes the NYPD has already figured out that the incident was not terrorism:"

Yeah, as opposed to the usual idiocy of claiming every single thing must be terrorism related. That's just so much better than arresting someone and determining if it is or isn't. No way it could be they arrested the person and found out he was a drunk or high driver within that 30 or so minutes. 

Unrelated but you notice how there aren't any mass shootings these days? What a coincidence that the gun grabbing president is gone and mass shootings that were used tp push that gun grabbing agenda suddenly stop.

(of course now that I said that, a huge shooting will probably happen within the week)

I wish I was omnipresent so I could see just how many of these incidents (shootings or car slaughters or otherwise) are legit and not just set up, false flag like bullshit to push the respective agendas.

KFBR392's picture

im sorry...jumping to conclusion...fuck all muslims. if they arent doing it they are standing silent. its THEIR problem to solve unless they want the west to finally be pushed to mother fucking shove. assholes.

Jethro's picture

But but but...how will they maintain victim status if they become responsible?

Sofa King's picture

I wouldn't get excited about the Staten Island thing...That's intersection is deep in the Ghetto.

Hit and runs are a regular occurrence there.

south40_dreams's picture

The suspect looked rather young and dark, for a disabled elderly man

aliens is here's picture

WaPo aka Bezo Post headline: Rooskies did it and it's Trump's fault. DemoRats demands special counsel investigation. NYT Headline: Impeach Trump. CNN: Comey has memo on Trump's know the plot but ask him to drop it. Other MSM whores: Trump's fault.

Swamp Yankee's picture

Aloha.   Where  is the  Snackbar?

idontcare's picture

Damn Russians!



Gen. Ripper's picture

At Breitbart - I got banned for saying muslim - fuck Breitbart

aliens is here's picture

I got banned too for something that I said.

Manipuflation's picture

The guy in the Red Shirt knows the most.  Has he been tased yet?

fltactical's picture

Alahu Akbar bitches!


taketheredpill's picture






shovelhead's picture


Just think of the money you could make stealing cars and sticking drunks in them and then following them around with a camera.

Temporalist's picture

Maybe it was the 3 bottles of cough syrup I drank this mornin...dont remmber...


jsgibson's picture

The desperation of the deep state to control the narrative in recent days is obvious.

Two words:  FALSE FLAG

Two names:  SETH RICH!!!  SETH RICH!!!!

TePikoElPozo's picture

S N A C K B A R   !  !

deplorable nation's picture

Driver mowing down pedestrians in Manhattan and now a similar attack in Staten Island?! Not to worry, the "authorities" have completed the investigation and it was determined strictly a coincidence, no terrorism...please continue to spend your money in our fair city!

Peak Finance's picture


Nothing to see, please move along!

Didn't someone predict a flase flag today for exactly this time not two hours ago on this very site? 

chosen's picture

Looks like another sandnigger.   We need to deport these fuckers.  All persons entering the US from Asia and Africa in the last 50 years need to be deported, along will all of their relatives.  No tourists from Asia and Africa.   Fifty years ago we did not have this kind of shit.  It's bad enough we have to put up with nigger problems, we don't need more shit from Asia and Africa. 

SirTaxedAlot's picture

Mohammad al Mohammad bin Mohammad

WillyGroper's picture

"Reuters witnesses said that the driver's actions "appeared intentional"

depends of the definition of what tearizm is...spooks doin the Hastings while banks doin the tankings.

robertocarlos's picture

He can't be a dindu if he can afford a Ford.

Edit: We had this happen. A stupid fucking fat ass woman from deepest darkest Africa got a government job and she stepped on the gas instead fo the brake coming out to rush-hour traffic and she ran over and killed two Native Indians. Absolutely nothing happened to her except a driving ban for 10 years.

TePikoElPozo's picture

... so, how's that gun ban working?

loveyajimbo's picture

Hmmmmm... muzzy?  BLM negro?  both?


nobodysfool's picture

Let's not jump to conclu...Aaaand it's a moslem from Brooklyn...

Rest assured if the perp is a illegal alien Commie Blasio will not let him see any jail time...and make sure he's set up with a good monthly stipend, and better health benefits than you or I have! 

"...and the only good moslem is a dead moslem;"  with apologies to Country Joe and his Fish

nevertheless's picture

Fuck off, I have been from one end of this country to the other, and it ain't Muslims destroying it, its Zionist Jews, and their filthy Mexican servants. 


No matter where you go, millions and millions of non born American latinos, doing all the work, having at least 3 kids each...and idiots like you talk about Muslims? America WILL be Latino/socialist in 30 years. Every state that is ruled by Jews sees the influx of illegal Mexicans, soon followed by socialism, just look at IL, NY and CA...


It has always been the jews who have worked to keep our borders open, not only for the cheap labor, but to destroy America's society.


But idiots like you buy into the Jew distraction, hating people who HAVE EVERY REASON TO HATE US! e give Israhell billions to steal more land from the Palestinians, while Israel uses its own money to corrupt American politicians and turn them into traitors. 


America is not harmed by Muslims, even 9/11 was a filthy Zionist operation!

Free Man's picture

Why is this even news?

Because it happened in that filthy roach motel called New York City?

They deserve what they get.

nevertheless's picture

Because it can be used to further the "terrorism" hysteria narrative. 


The ZioMedia makes reality, if they don't report it, it never happened. That is why illegal immigrant crime is never reported, and white police officers killing black criminals is...furthers a narrative that the globalist zionists desire. Sad ZH has to follow suit. 

nevertheless's picture

So this is what happen when you let a puppet of the Zionist machine run the country, people run over other people...Guess its still better than having bunker buster bombs dropped on your wedding procession.


Everyone of these little shows is used as justification for more ME violence...


American have to be the most ignorant MF'ers on the face of the Earth. How many people have been killed in the ME because of our slavery to Israel...


We are told to hate religion, yet it is religion that was the basis for stealing Palestine and giving it to the so called "Jews".

deplorable nation's picture

Where is mayor Jewberg? Issuing a citation to a liquor store owner for not charging enough "tax" on his candy bars and soda?

Jethro's picture

Well...he's busy scripting soundbites to excuse the illegal immigrant

godiva chocolate's picture

I am seeing no news about the alleged Staten Island incident.  Wonder if that one is the same incident as the Times Square but with confused reporters,

TePikoElPozo's picture

he prolly just saw a woman wearing a skirt and had a sexual emergency and lost control of the vehicle... true story

robertocarlos's picture

Any Sharia court would find you, "Not guilty". 

robertocarlos's picture

It's strange how the Swatch building has a sign saying, "Make your time". Or is it "Your move"?

nevertheless's picture

Get rid of Washington DC, LA and NYC, and America would be a much better place...Just sad the guy did not have a bigger car. 

Homie's picture

Could have been your family member getting plowed over

Or a bunch of kids

Go back to wallowing in your shit and vomit

nevertheless's picture

Intersting how such great concern for human life does not extend beyong NYC or what the Ziomedia covers. 


Sorry shit for brains, but NYC is the root of much evil in the world, and I WOULD GLADLY give my life if it meant America would be returned to American hands and away from Zionist's.


How many of our kids have died in ME wars, for what, oil, BULL SHIT, it is for Israel, always has been. 


NYC is a shit hole, outside of Israel likely the root of most terrorism in the world. 



Walking Turtle's picture

"NYC is a shit hole, outside of Israel likely the root of most terrorism in the world. "

Indeed.  Readily recognizable to the awake, aware and accurately informed.

So why is there so little enduring outrage and consequent motivation for CORRECTIVE ACTION on the part of the Rest of Us these days?  Six-term Georgia rep (D) and former Presidential hopeful Ms. Cynthia McKinney gave us all her own too-true account of the Israel Loyalty Oath she was "asked" by AIPAC personnel to sign on entry to Congress. 

Item:  By the last tally Yours Truly remembers, roughly NINE OUT OF TEN USDC legislators (House and Senate alike) had betrayed their own (SACRED, yes it is!) Oath to see to the preservation, protection and defense of the Constitution of the United States while in office by signing the damn thang(!)

And let's just have a look at how many of the above are in fact DUAL CITIZENS with residential addresses both in their Stateside districts AND on IsraHell soil, shall we not just?  And their VOTING RECORDS while in the US Legislature...?

Fact:  It is VERY easy to meet the Enemy...  Just visit the USDC and swing on by just about any US CongressCritter's office.  Just TRY to look one in the eye as they sweep right on by you into the Inner Office where YOU will be SHOT DEAD if ever YOU should try to enter.

Busy busy busy, that shady ole gang o' morally blind moles!  TOO BUSY to represent YOU!  And that is all.  0{:-|o[

Oldrepublic's picture

According to NY Post, his name is Richard Rojas, 26 year old man from the Bronx, with two prior DWIs. He ran from his car and hit police officers

shovelhead's picture

According to WA PO he was a Russian agent working for Donald Trump.

Jethro's picture

I'm actually kind of shocked that it wasn't a muslim. But...illegal immigrant was on my short list too.

jughead's picture

this is news why?