U-Haul Driver Deliberately Hits Brooklyn Pedestrians

The News York Times reports:

A man driving a U-Haul box truck was arrested on Monday after he drove onto sidewalks and hit at least three people in the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn, the police said.

The driver, whom the police had not identified by Monday early afternoon, had been stopped by officers around 10:50 a.m. He tried to evade the officers, the police said, and struck pedestrians and one police vehicle as he fled.

He drove through Bay Ridge before being arrested near Hamilton Avenue and Columbia Street, the police said. Shortly after the arrest, Justin Brannan, a City Council member who represents the area, said in an interview with NY1 that the incident “seemed random, but was obviously on purpose.”

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