"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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SmittyinLA's picture

He's Latino, so it s NOT terrorism

ParaZite's picture

Islam does not turn away a person because of their race. It's a religion. 

Besides, everyone dies...but, if you can die while killing the infidels, then you win magical prizes, and 72 virgins. 

I don't know why anyone would want 72 virgins. I'd want 72 women who knew what the f*ck they were doing. 

Manipuflation's picture

I just helped a neighbor with a 99 ZR2 Chev and wouldn't take a 1983 cent for my help.  I helped first on his bike the other day and now today he needed some more help.  Then he wants to pay me money?  I don't want any money for shit like that.  He paid on his own volition and insisted.  OK.  OK.

I always have time for folks like that.  Lena can have the money.    

IENTJ's picture

Humans no longer see each other as humans ... but as objects. Things to be killed.

nevertheless's picture

this is exactly what we have been trained to think...or do Iraqis not count as humans, or for that matter Palestinians?

Anderson Coopers Gerbil's picture

Ramadan is just around the corner remember to look twice before you cross the street

YHWH is greater's picture

Safer on the street than on sidewalks !

Benito_Camela's picture

Drunk driving illegal. Move along, nothing to see. They kill people in Texas all the time. Good thing the sidewalks aren't as crowded here. 

YHWH is greater's picture

I vomit on his "prophet"...

pidesd's picture

A terrorist act being defined by the perception of fear according to the majority or/and the elites of an incident, we can safely say that this a terrorist act, because ''fear'' being incomprehension in front of danger and a good majority of people having no comprehension whatsoever as to why this incident happenned and how to stop it from reoccuring, this causes terror or fear or anguish. Why would there need to be made by an official, publicly registered political movement to be made official that people (by them selves or declared by the elites) feel fear or terror or anguish in front of a situation?

SummerSausage's picture

How many years does a white guy get in NY for 2 DWI's?

GunnyG's picture

Far more than a feral ape from the hood who rapes and robs and murders.

IENTJ's picture

People don't care about people ... just wait until the "nuclear plant engineer" shows up drunk at work, on meth, after his/her wife/life-mate dumps them ... things will be more interesting.

headhunt's picture

A lot of levels and controls, auto and manual - no one person is going to do shit at a Nuke plant.

Besides, everytime that happens they put them in containment until they are dust - no accident, no report

Walking Turtle's picture

Oh yes indeed, plenty levels of control, to be sure - and only one iteration of Stuxnet inserted into a single Siemens SCADA controller on the targeted site is all it takes. A loaded USB "pen drive", any stealth-infected iWhat-iHave-iYou item brought into the site in-pocket and momentarily connected to any networked node (for a recharge, some new tunes or what-have-you) by any unsuspecting unit of Authorized Personnel and hey-hey-WOW!  WHAT an AX-DENT!

Once that obscene creation of the United Snakes' and IsraHell's Intel Gangs "learns" what is "normal" in its newly-provided working environment, the readings in the control room are all made to stay that way - thus NOBODY suspects trouble until far too late.  Meanwhile, just as was so at Fukushima, all hell is unleashed on the systems themselves. 

While all the while, 'way over there in Tel Aviv, the merriment is joyously viewed live in realtime by the criminal perps via the thang's handy built-in telemetry function.  ANY connection from Inside to the Web will be found and will do just dandy. 

Devilish?  You bet!  Amounts to outright nuclear blackmail.  (Just one more wee thing for the current US Administration to deal with while Keeping On Smiling.)

"Besides, everytime that happens they put them in containment until they are dust - no accident, no report"

Sure got THAT right!  Plenty more deep detail as to THAT S.O.P. to be found in estranged NSA analyst Jim Stone's full-on public analysis of the Fuku event and subsequent "Don't Worry Be Happy" PR blitz.  Much of the action detailed therein Yours Truly can and does personally vouch re its authenticity, due to prior career experience with an adequate number of analogous systems and devices. 

Ref:  The link is http://www.jimstonefreelance.com/fukureport1b.pdf for further perusal by the concerned public on US soil.  Already published twice - in ink with paper under it - via the European popular press. But somehow, (oh well), NOT in AMERICA.  (So go figger, hm.) 

IMVHO that doc is VERY well worth the download+read.

Also cite: (inconveniently located UNDER the Web's too-hackable Domain Name System in order to directly circumvent at least THAT level of censorship) to view the author's current work, fwiw & btw. 

Truther-recommended and Turtle Approved!  Thanks, Friend Headhunt,  for touching on the top-down nuke-scam operative procedures at all!  They are grossly under-reported, as YT sees it.

Because the Deep State Ownership Class standing at the heart of it all is (again imvh&experienced_o) an egregious enemy to the LAWFUL American Republic's National Interest that richly and emphatically deserves a l-o-n-g and buck-naked sunbath in FULL PUBLIC VIEW.

Followed by Lawful trials, well-evidenced convictions and Lawful, well-calibrated (thus HUMANE) drop-hangings.  Wood chippers etc are manifestly THEIR style.  (And WE do NOT *EVER* want to be like THEM.)  And that is all.  0{:-)o[

ParaZite's picture

I doubt it. 

Just like this incident, it will be covered up. 

Think "American Fukushima" except with the journalist telling the American people that it's normal for whales to have 4 heads. If it's on CNN, they'll believe it. 


Von Berger's picture

D U I ........... lock him up.

BustainMovealota's picture

Maybe NY City as a sanctuary city not such a good idea.

GunnyG's picture

Driver:  "Allah Snackbar! Die infidel scum!" (CRASH!)

Mayor DuhBlasio: "This was not terrorism."


Reap the whirlwind Liberal scum. May the adherants of the pedophilic Moon God and the subhumans from South of the Border take a giant shit on you. 

ParaZite's picture

It does look very "Religion of Peace" inspired, but the kill count is pretty low. 

Disgruntled Goat's picture

He might enjoy that.....ever see his wife....? she is a fucking black amazon wildebeast

are we there yet's picture

For what it is worth the driver Rohas in the picture is very darkly complected with what appears as short nappy hair.

mrtoad's picture

Looks very much like the false flag event in Melbourne Australia.

Jack Oliver's picture

If it's not 'terrorism' - they will find an 'anti - Semitic' connection !!

Cockoo's picture

Want a be fast and furious driver.

By tonite flowers, candles, and best wishes will be placed on the spot of this horrific accident.

May the soul rest in peace.


flaunt's picture

This is not terrorism it's just another garden-variety run in with DIEversity...

Since1929's picture

ISIS Convert?   Not happy about the Wall ?  (not that there is one)



InternetToughGuy's picture

Times Square. Video Cameras all over the place.

Where's the video? Pics or it didn't happen.

1.21 jigawatts's picture

"This was merely scaryism, not terrorism.  Move along, nothing to see here."

nc551's picture

Sounds like a drunk mexi committed an act of terror that just happened to not be blowback for general US deeds.

rwmctrofholz's picture

Roger Allies does, Liberals celebrate.

Liberal New Yorkers killed and injured, not a peep from Conservatives.

Just one of the many differences between the two. 

shimmy's picture

Another of those "hero" veterans everyone is supposed to bow down to because they decided to sign up to legally kill strangers.

I am sure some trumptards will do the mental gymnastics to connect this guy to illegals. 

silverer's picture

All his life he knew Trump was going to be president, and he honored him this way. Ha! Beat you with a more stupid statement!

ToSoft4Truth's picture

Are we supposed to be scared??  What color is the Terror Alert? 

TalkToLind's picture

Relax, this one isn't terror. This guy isn't on the payroll, oy vey.

onwisconsinbadger's picture

Drumpf is responsible, buck stops with him. Loser ! sad !!!!!

silverer's picture

Reliable witnesses said he was driving the car! Amazing! By the way, were you drinking when you wrote that?

Kat Daddy's picture

He could've gotten released;  "I stepped on the brake and the car just took off!"

DaBard51's picture

Cars=new WeaponsOfMassDestruction?

Hmmmm, ban cars in NYC...



When nine hundred years old you become, look this good you will not.

jenniewadeguy's picture

Fat Latin.  A half step above a nigger, and that ain't much.

HumanMan's picture

Everyone commenting about the ethnicity of the suspect is wrong. He is a white - non-hispanic. All of your arguments are invalid.


TalkToLind's picture

We don't know this guy. It isn't terrorism unless one of our operatives does it, oy vey.

kw2012's picture

Now he will get death by old age in prison.

Panic Mode's picture

He copied what terrorist did in London and he did kill someone. So he is not terrorist?? Now, that is racist. 

Ntoxic8ingWave's picture

More reasons to legalize and regulate drugs in this country...

south40_dreams's picture

He should claim to be illegal, then NY mayor commiecrat will protect him and give him sanctuary

CalifornianSeven's picture

I heard the guy was a Russian (er...Mexican Russian) and he colluded with Trump on this one...let's get a special prostrate examiner (er...prosecutor)....

headless blogger's picture

HE'S A TERRORIST!! There is no difference between him or any of the other Muslims.

They won't call him one because he's Mexican.