One person was killed and 22 others were injured after a speeding car crashed into a crowd of pedestrians in New York's busy Times Square on Thursday, police said.

"Based on the information that we have at this moment, there is no indication that this was an act of terrorism," Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a news conference near the scene of the incident.

The New York Police Department also said the 11:55 a.m. car crash is believed to be an "isolated incident" and that the driver, identified as Richard Rojas, 26, of the Bronx, is now in custody.

 1 dead, 22 injured after car drives into pedestrians in Times Square

The department said Rojas is a U.S. Navy veteran with a criminal past -- having been arrested for drunk driving in 2008 and again in 2015. U.S. media reported he was also detained earlier this month for menacing.

The department said the car, a 2009 Honda Accord, mounted the sidewalk, striking 23 pedestrians and killing an 18-year-old woman. Twenty-two others were injured and taken to nearby hospitals.

Brightly adorned with billboards and advertisements, Times Square is a popular tourist destination in Manhattan, known for the annual New Year's Eve countdown. It is next to the famed Broadway theater district.