U-Haul driver in custody after at least 8 people were struck and injured in Brooklyn, authorities say


A person of interest is in custody after a U-Haul van struck eight people in Brooklyn on Monday, leaving two in critical condition, authorities said.

Two of the injured are in serious condition and the other four have minor injuries, according to a spokesman for the New York City Fire Department.

Among the injured, three were on mopeds and at least one was a pedestrian, a man in his 30s, said two senior law enforcement officials briefed on the matter.

New York City police pulled over the van with Arizona license plates and the driver was taken into custody at Bay Ridge Parkway and 5th Avenue before noon, authorities said.

Police surround a U-Haul truck used in a suspected hit-and-run in New York on Monday.NBC New York

The driver was identified as 62-year-old Weng Sor, according to four senior law enforcement officials. Those officials said there is no indication that it was a terrorist incident, but the investigation is ongoing.

New York Governor Kathy Hochul tweeted on Monday afternoon that he was informed of the situation and that his team was coordinating with the police.

New York City Mayor Eric Adams was also briefed on the matter, his press secretary Fabien Levy, tweeted.

“While the suspect is in custody, the NYPD is still investigating. There are no additional credible threats at this time,» Levy said.

This is a developing story. Please check for updates.

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