TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - The driver "targeted" the victims around 4:45am local time, authorities said. They added that the suspected attacker fled the scene; the search for the driver is ongoing.
At least six persons were struck by a car and two stabbed in the incident, New York Police Department reported on Twitter. One person, apparently not the driver, is in custody.
A knife fight broke out at a hookah bar in Queens ahead of the attack, the New York Daily News reported citing police and a witness. The car came “from nowhere and hit the whole group” on the sidewalk, the witness told the local media, adding that the vehicle "was going really fast” and he saw “bodies flying.”
“The bodies went flying. The car was going really fast, at least 50 mph on the sidewalk,” a witness identified as Rogers said. He added he saw a woman yelling “stop” as she tried to hold back someone fighting on the scene, before the car rammed into the whole group.