BREAKING: 28+ Hurt In New Orleans as Truck Plows Into Crowd (Video & Photos)

Multiple Hurt, Crash Scene Described As Horrific

A truck has plowed through a crowd of people in New Orleans injuring at least 28 according to NBC. Initial reports are of ‘a suspected drunken driver’ being behind the wheel.

The Gateway Pundit reached out to the New Orleans Police Department and authorities are not releasing the name of the driver behind this carnage and they are not currently providing any details. Authorities neither confirmed nor denied whether or not the suspect was drunk when asked by The Gateway Pundit. This update comes at 10:22 p.m. EST.

From the Associated Press:

New Orleans police say the number of people injured after a vehicle crashed into a crowd watching the Krewe of Endymion parade in the Mid-City section of New Orleans has increased to 28 and a suspect is in custody.

Police Chief Michael Harrison says one person in custody and that he is being investigated for driving while intoxicated. Harrison was asked twice if terrorism was suspected. While he didn’t say “No” he said it looks like a case of DWI.

Harrison says that 21 people were hospitalized after the crash with five victims in guarded condition. Seven others declined to be hospitalized.

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This story has been corrected to clarify that Harrison did not say that incident did not look like it was terror related when asked by the media but that it seemed to be a DWI case.

 

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