UPDATED: ONE DEAD After Man Drives Van Into Crowd in San Francisco (VIDEO)

San Francisco car attack

UPDATE 5:50 p.m. CST: Raw video of an alleged suspect being arrested has been released. It is included below. Authorities have not confirmed he is a suspect, but he drove a van matching the decription of one used in the attack. It has numerous dents in the front.


One person is dead and several more are hospitalized after an unknown suspect drove a car into a crowd in San Francisco.

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An altercation between the suspect and the victims reportedly took place before the attack. It is unclear what led to the altercation.

Reuters reports.

The five people were taken to the hospital and police later said on Twitter that one person had died following the hit-and-run in San Francisco’s Central Waterfront neighborhood. Police said they were searching for the driver.

At least three of the other victims had life-threatening wounds, police said.

“Driver of vehicle in a physical altercation with five subjects and struck five subjects with his vehicle,” San Francisco police said in a statement.

It was not clear what might have sparked the dispute between the driver and the people in the street. Police declined to immediately provide further details.

A witness said the driver got out of a van with an ax during the altercation, before getting back into the vehicle and driving it into people on the sidewalk, according to the San Francisco affiliate for NBC.

In video from NBC Bay Area, paramedics and police could be seen attending to a person lying on the sidewalk.

Paul Lim, who works at a business in the area, told the San Francisco Chronicle he saw the aftermath of the incident.

“I saw two lifeless people from across the street,” Lim told the newspaper. “Another one was being consoled by a friend screaming for help. And another one was moving very slowly.”

Following is raw video of the alleged suspect, taken into custody late on Wednesday.

We will update with any new details on the San Francisco car attack.

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