Queens Brawl Spawns Stabbing, Car Ramming
A fight broke out at a hookah lounge in the New York City Borough of Queens in the early morning hours of Sunday, leaving two people stabbed. Then a car ran up onto the sidewalk at a high rate of speed and deliberately rammed into 6 people, killing one. The driver fled the scene.
The knife fight broke out at around 4:45 a.m. on Sunday in front of a Hookah Lounge in Queens. According to one witness, a woman was trying to break up the fight when the car jumped the sidewalk and deliberately rammed into the crowd. Several witnesses stated the car seemed to “come out of nowhere” and “hit the whole group.”
“The bodies went flying. The car was going really fast, at least 50 mph on the sidewalk.” Witness “Rogers”
One person was deceased at the scene. Five people were transported to the hospital from injuries received in the car incident. One of them is in critical condition, the others stable. The two stabbing victims are also said to be stable. Total carnage: 8.
The NYPD says one person is in custody, but not the driver of the suspect vehicle. A manhunt has ensued for the driver, who was driving a white Hyundai Sonata.
Police are not investigating this as a terrorist incident due to the initial brawl at the hookah lounge.
Preliminary info on #Queens incident: At approx. 4:30am officers responded to a 911 call of assault in progress in a hookah lounge on Liberty Ave.
6 people were struck by a car & 2 people stabbed. One person is currently in custody. Investigation ongoing. ☎️ #800577TIPS w/info
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) December 3, 2017
BREAKING: Car struck multiple people tonight in Queens, New York, killing at least 1 and injuring three others. Suspect fled.
— BNL NEWS (@BreakingNLive) December 3, 2017
Car strikes crowd in New York City. One fatality at this time. https://t.co/jDepiYwb9E
— 🇺🇸Just being Jenn 🇺🇸 (@jennymcjennface) December 3, 2017
Featured photo: Screenshot of the aftermath in Queens