Multiple people were killed and several reported injured on Wednesday morning after a speeding Jeep ripped through a crowded auto auction in a small town northwest of Boston, according to authorities, who are already denying that this is the work of a terrorist.
FOX affiliate WFXT-TV reported that the crash took place around 10:30 a.m. at Lynnway Auto Auction in Billerica, Massachusetts. The number of fatalities or injuries at the scene are currently unconfirmed.
“At this point, there is no evidence or information to suggest the incident was caused by an intentional or terrorist act,” stated the Massachusetts State Police just hours after what they are calling an “accident.”
Witnesses told reporters that the Jeep, which may have been driven by an elderly man, was seen speeding up as it raced through the crowded auction. “It hit the wall all the way to the end. It’s a concrete wall … so many people are hurt, I have no idea,” said one witness.
According to employee Woody Tuttle, “[The driver] avoided the cars and went on to hit the people who were standing between the cars.”
Footage from TV helicopters shows a vehicle covered in debris appearing to have crashed through an exterior wall from inside the building. It’s surrounded by ambulances and first responders who are taking people out of the area on gurneys.
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