Bomb Squad Deployed After Deadly Incident

Bomb Squad Deployed After Deadly Incident

( – Over the last several years, there have been a number of attacks with vehicles. Last year, a court convicted and sentenced Darrell Brooks Jr. to life in prison for running down a crowd of people during a Christmas parade in Wisconsin in 2021, killing six. Recently another attack took place, this time in New York City.

On Monday, February 13, the NYPD arrested 62-year-old Weng Sor for allegedly driving a U-Haul truck into unsuspecting people. He’s accused of driving the vehicle onto the sidewalk in Brooklyn’s Bay Ridge neighborhood. He hit several people, killing one and injuring eight others, including a cop. The police pursued him through the neighborhood as he swerved on and off the sidewalk.

The attack stopped when law enforcement blocked the truck near the entrance to a tunnel, about 3 miles from where it all began. Officials then called in bomb squad units to clear the vehicle of possible explosives.

According to WSAZ, Chief of Detectives James Essig told the press that the suspect blamed an “invisible object” coming toward the U-Haul as the reason for his actions. Sor reportedly said that at some point, he’d decided he had enough and went on the rampage.

Stephen Sor, 30, spoke to the Associated Press about the attack, saying his father had a history of mental illness. The younger Sor explained his dad recently lived in Las Vegas. “Very frequently he’ll choose to skip out on his medications and do something like this,” the son said. The suspect reportedly had a history of violent acts, including stabbing his brother, for which he was convicted and spent time behind bars.

Sor rented the vehicle in West Palm Beach on February 1. Stephen said his dad turned up in NYC in the U-Haul the week before the attack. Law enforcement does not believe the incident was related to a terrorist attack.

The suspect has been charged with a single count of murder and seven counts of attempted murder.

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