Times Square Crash Suspect Due in Court

NEW YORK (AP) -
Police investigate the scene where a vehicle was driven onto a sidewalk and struck pedestrians in Times Square, May 18. (Reuters/Lucas Jackson)

A man accused of intentionally mowing down pedestrians on a Times Square sidewalk is due in court today.

Richard Rojas is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday, when he will enter a plea. Police say Rojas steered his SUV onto a sidewalk May 18 and hit the gas, killing an 18-year-old woman and injuring 22 other people.

According to prosecutors, Rojas said he wanted to “kill them all” and police should have shot him to stop him.

Rojas has several prior criminal charges. He pleaded guilty shortly before the Times Square crash to harassment in the Bronx after he was accused of pulling a knife on a notary in the notary’s home.