Two people were killed and five others were injured in a possible terror attack shortly after the start of the new year. The incident occurred when a Ford Explorer, carrying several gas canisters, collided with a Mitsubishi Outlander in Rochester, New York, around 12:50 a.m. on January 1. The collision ignited a fire in a nearby parking lot, which took firefighters about an hour to extinguish, according to Rochester Police Chief David Smith.
Sources have revealed that the incident is now being investigated as a potential terror attack and the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force is actively involved in the investigation. Chief Smith confirmed that the two occupants of the Ford Explorer were killed instantly, while the driver of the Outlander survived. One of the five surviving victims is in critical condition, Chief Smith added.
The motive behind this possible terror attack remains unclear at this time. As investigations continue, authorities are working tirelessly to uncover all the details surrounding the incident and ascertain the intentions of the perpetrators.
As more information becomes available, law enforcement officials are hopeful that it will provide greater insight into the motive and individuals behind this tragic event.