"Based on information we have at this moment, there is no indication that this was an act of terrorism," Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters at a news conference in Times Square, as reported by SMH. "We all feel deeply right now for those who were injured and for their families."
Rojas had been driving south around midday when he made a quick U-turn, mounted the curb heading the wrong way down a one-way street and started driving towards traffic.
Annie Donahey a pedestrian who had just left work said, "It was going at a fast rate of speed and to me it looked like it was trying to hit as many people as possible."
"People were trying to jump out of the way."
Rojas has been arrested for drunk driving twice and has also recently arrested for menacing, police said.