(GoRealNewsNow.com) – BREAKING VIDEO NOW: Eight individuals, including a police officer from the NYPD, were hurt after a man driving a U-Haul truck went on a “violent spree” in Brooklyn on Monday. The truck driver recklessly drove on sidewalks and led the police on a high-speed pursuit before being apprehended, as reported by the police.
You can watch a video clip of the beginning of the incident at the bottom of this post. Watch closely; you will see the first victim struck by the truck before it jumps the curb and starts down the sidewalk.
According to the FDNY, two victims are in critical condition, two in serious condition, and four sustained minor injuries.
The police stated that the suspect shouted at the officers who attempted to pull him over, “Shoot me. I’m not stopping.”
Following his capture, he told the officers that he “wanted to die.”
The suspect has been identified as Weng Sor, a 62-year-old man with a history of mental illness and no prior arrests, according to senior law enforcement sources.
The incident began when the truck hit at least one person riding a moped in Bay Ridge. As the police followed, he hit seven other people, including the police officer, who sustained minor injuries. The police were able to stop him after a 30-minute chase.
NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell stated during a news briefing, “Behind us is a U-Haul truck stopped successfully by the NYPD, ending a violent rampage through Brooklyn that left at least eight people injured.”
A surveillance video obtained by The Post shows the truck hitting the back of a moped and sending the driver to the ground before jumping a curb and hitting bikes left on the corner of 72nd Street and Third Avenue.
The video also shows a pedestrian diving to avoid the truck and an NYPD cruiser pursuing it on the sidewalk. The driver then hit another pedestrian as he drove off down Fourth Avenue. The police reported that at least two other moped drivers were also hit during the chase.
Here is the video:
Surveillance footage just released shows the moment a U-Haul truck driven by a 62-year old Asian man jumped the curb in Brooklyn.
Several pedestrians were struck. pic.twitter.com/U0X0moJCzv
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) February 13, 2023
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