The Latest: Suspect in custody in New Orleans parade crash

  • Police talk to a man sitting in a car that was struck by a pickup truck, that slammed into a crowd and other vehicles, causing multiple injuries, during the Krewe of Endymion parade in New Orleans, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017.

    Police talk to a man sitting in a car that was struck by a pickup truck, that slammed into a crowd and other vehicles, causing multiple injuries, during the Krewe of Endymion parade in New Orleans, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. Associated Press

  • Police stand next to a pickup truck that slammed into a crowd and other vehicles, causing multiple injuries, coming to a stop against a dump truck, during the Krewe of Endymion parade in New Orleans, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017.

    Police stand next to a pickup truck that slammed into a crowd and other vehicles, causing multiple injuries, coming to a stop against a dump truck, during the Krewe of Endymion parade in New Orleans, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. Associated Press

  • A woman talks on a phone at the scene of where a truck slammed into a crowd and other vehicles, causing multiple injuries, during the Krewe of Endymion parade in New Orleans, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017.

    A woman talks on a phone at the scene of where a truck slammed into a crowd and other vehicles, causing multiple injuries, during the Krewe of Endymion parade in New Orleans, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. Associated Press

  • Police talk to a woman at the scene where a vehicle slammed into a crowd and other vehicles, causing multiple injuries, during the Krewe of Endymion parade in New Orleans, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017.

    Police talk to a woman at the scene where a vehicle slammed into a crowd and other vehicles, causing multiple injuries, during the Krewe of Endymion parade in New Orleans, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. Associated Press

  • A woman talks on a phone at the scene of where a truck slammed into a crowd and other vehicles, causing multiple injuries, during the Krewe of Endymion parade in in the Mid-City section of New Orleans, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. Police Chief Michael Harrison says one person in custody and that he is being investigated for driving while intoxicated.

    A woman talks on a phone at the scene of where a truck slammed into a crowd and other vehicles, causing multiple injuries, during the Krewe of Endymion parade in in the Mid-City section of New Orleans, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. Police Chief Michael Harrison says one person in custody and that he is being investigated for driving while intoxicated. Associated Press

  • A person is carried on a stretcher as New Orleans police work at the scene where multiple people were injured when a vehicle plowed into a crowd watching the Krewe of Endymion parade in the Mid-City section of New Orleans, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. (Chris Granger/NOLA.com The Times-Picayune via AP)

    A person is carried on a stretcher as New Orleans police work at the scene where multiple people were injured when a vehicle plowed into a crowd watching the Krewe of Endymion parade in the Mid-City section of New Orleans, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. (Chris Granger/NOLA.com The Times-Picayune via AP) Associated Press

  • New Orleans Fire Dept. and emergency personnel responds at the scene where multiple people were injured when a vehicle plowed into a crowd watching the Krewe of Endymion parade in the Mid-City section of New Orleans, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. (Chris Granger/NOLA.com The Times-Picayune via AP)

    New Orleans Fire Dept. and emergency personnel responds at the scene where multiple people were injured when a vehicle plowed into a crowd watching the Krewe of Endymion parade in the Mid-City section of New Orleans, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. (Chris Granger/NOLA.com The Times-Picayune via AP) Associated Press

  • New Orleans police talk to people injured when a vehicle plowed into a crowd watching the Krewe of Endymion parade in the Mid-City section of New Orleans, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. (Chris Granger/NOLA.com The Times-Picayune via AP)

    New Orleans police talk to people injured when a vehicle plowed into a crowd watching the Krewe of Endymion parade in the Mid-City section of New Orleans, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. (Chris Granger/NOLA.com The Times-Picayune via AP) Associated Press

  • New Orleans police work at the scene where a vehicle plowed into a crowd watching the Krewe of Endymion parade in the Mid-City section of New Orleans, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. (Chris Granger/NOLA.com The Times-Picayune via AP)

    New Orleans police work at the scene where a vehicle plowed into a crowd watching the Krewe of Endymion parade in the Mid-City section of New Orleans, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. (Chris Granger/NOLA.com The Times-Picayune via AP) Associated Press

  • New Orleans police work at the scene where a vehicle plowed into a crowd watching the Krewe of Endymion parade in the Mid-City section of New Orleans, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. (Chris Granger/NOLA.com The Times-Picayune via AP)

    New Orleans police work at the scene where a vehicle plowed into a crowd watching the Krewe of Endymion parade in the Mid-City section of New Orleans, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. (Chris Granger/NOLA.com The Times-Picayune via AP) Associated Press

  • People hug and console each other as they watch New Orleans police work the scene where a vehicle plowed into a crowd injuring multiple people as the Krewe of Endymion parade rolled through New Orleans, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. (Chris Granger/NOLA.com The Times-Picayune via AP)

    People hug and console each other as they watch New Orleans police work the scene where a vehicle plowed into a crowd injuring multiple people as the Krewe of Endymion parade rolled through New Orleans, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. (Chris Granger/NOLA.com The Times-Picayune via AP) Associated Press

  • An ambulance backs up as New Orleans police work at the scene where a vehicle plowed into a crowd injuring multiple people watching the Krewe of Endymion parade in the Mid-City section in New Orleans, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. (Chris Granger/NOLA.com The Times-Picayune via AP)

    An ambulance backs up as New Orleans police work at the scene where a vehicle plowed into a crowd injuring multiple people watching the Krewe of Endymion parade in the Mid-City section in New Orleans, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. (Chris Granger/NOLA.com The Times-Picayune via AP) Associated Press

  • Parade goers walk by a wrecked car as New Orleans police work at the scene where a pickup truck plowed into a crowd watching the Krewe of Endymion parade in the Mid-City section of New Orleans, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. (Chris Granger/NOLA.com The Times-Picayune via AP)

    Parade goers walk by a wrecked car as New Orleans police work at the scene where a pickup truck plowed into a crowd watching the Krewe of Endymion parade in the Mid-City section of New Orleans, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. (Chris Granger/NOLA.com The Times-Picayune via AP) Associated Press

  • New Orleans emergency personnel attend to an injured parade watcher after a pickup truck plowed into a crowd injuring multiple people watching the Krewe of Endymion parade in the Mid-City section of New Orleans, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. Police Chief Michael Harrison says one person in custody and that he is being investigated for driving while intoxicated.  (Scott Threlkeld/The Advocate via AP)

    New Orleans emergency personnel attend to an injured parade watcher after a pickup truck plowed into a crowd injuring multiple people watching the Krewe of Endymion parade in the Mid-City section of New Orleans, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. Police Chief Michael Harrison says one person in custody and that he is being investigated for driving while intoxicated. (Scott Threlkeld/The Advocate via AP) Associated Press

  • New Orleans emergency personnel attend to injured parade watchers after a pickup truck plowed into a crowd and injured multiple people watching the Krewe of Endymion parade in the Mid-City section of New Orleans, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. Police Chief Michael Harrison says one person in custody and that he is being investigated for driving while intoxicated. (Scott Threlkeld/The Advocate via AP)

    New Orleans emergency personnel attend to injured parade watchers after a pickup truck plowed into a crowd and injured multiple people watching the Krewe of Endymion parade in the Mid-City section of New Orleans, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. Police Chief Michael Harrison says one person in custody and that he is being investigated for driving while intoxicated. (Scott Threlkeld/The Advocate via AP) Associated Press

 
 
Posted2/26/2017 7:00 AM

NEW ORLEANS -- The Latest on a vehicle plowing into a parade crowd in New Orleans (all times local):

8:30 p.m.

 

New Orleans police say the number of people injured after a vehicle crashed into a crowd watching the Krewe of Endymion parade in the Mid-City section of New Orleans has increased to 28 and a suspect is in custody.

Police Chief Michael Harrison says one person in custody and that he is being investigated for driving while intoxicated. Harrison was asked twice if terrorism was suspected. While he didn't say "No" he said it looks like a case of DWI.

Harrison says that 21 people were hospitalized after the crash with five victims in guarded condition. Seven others declined to be hospitalized.

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This story has been corrected to clarify that Harrison did not say that incident did not look like it was terror related when asked by the media but that it seemed to be a DWI case.

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7:30 p.m.

Police say 12 people were injured when a vehicle plowed into a crowd watching the Krewe of Endymion parade in the Mid-City section of New Orleans.

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The crash was reported Saturday at about 6:45 p.m.

New Orleans Police Department spokeswoman Ambria Washington said that "initial reports show so far that about a dozen people are in critical condition."

She says that number could increase as the investigation continues.

One woman at the scene told The New Orleans Advocate (http://bit.ly/2miOHGP) that a silver truck whisked by her just feet away as she was walking through the intersection.

Carrie Kinsella said, "I felt a rush it was so fast."

Twenty-year-old Kourtney McKinnis told the Advocate that the driver of the truck seemed almost unaware of what he had just done.

"He was just kind of out of it," she said.

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