A black Mercedes plowed through the front doors of the Trump Plaza in New Rochelle, New York, Tuesday night, injuring at least two people and resulting in a chaotic scene captured in videos posted online. Witnesses say after his totaled vehicle came to a stop, the driver "got out and took a seat on a sofa" — and "said nothing."
"At least two people have been injured after a car plowed into the lobby of New Rochelle’s Trump Plaza," CBS New York reports. The incident, which took place at around 9 p.m., resulted in a frantic scene to which emergency responders arrived quickly to care for those injured and attempt to determine what exactly took place.
"The black Mercedes left a trail of destruction and broken glass in the front of the building on Huguenot Street before coming to a stop inside Trump Plaza’s main entrance," the outlet reports. "Luckily, all of the injuries are said to be minor at this time."
Police say the two people who were injured were pedestrians, The New York Post reports.
BREAKING New Rochelle - car smashes into Trump Plaza pic.twitter.com/biMohq0E7z— Tony Aiello (@AielloTV) September 18, 2019
Workers at Trump Plaza New Rochelle say after car plowed into lobby, make driver got out and took a seat on a sofa. Said nothing. Several injuries but none are life threatening. pic.twitter.com/kJz1FRy5ra— Tony Aiello (@AielloTV) September 18, 2019
Picture from inside Trump Plaza New Rochelle. Car smashed into lobby. Several injuries, none life-threatening. pic.twitter.com/F7z7a73AOs— Tony Aiello (@AielloTV) September 18, 2019
Trump Plaza New Rochelle opened in 2007. 40 story luxury building developed by Cappelli Enterprises under licensing deal with Trump Organization. pic.twitter.com/hfgl1hfaU6— Tony Aiello (@AielloTV) September 18, 2019
Cleanup underway at Trump Plaza New Rochelle. Police investigating why man drove car into lobby. Believed to be accidental but still under investigation. Residents coming and going, returning home from dinner, walking their dogs. pic.twitter.com/9Xr7C4C2Yl— Tony Aiello (@AielloTV) September 18, 2019
Damaged car being removed from Trump Plaza New Rochelle. Totaled, obviously. pic.twitter.com/jZx3QylX1u— Tony Aiello (@AielloTV) September 18, 2019
Authorities believe that it was likely an accident and not politically motivated.
New Rochelle police say crash at #TrumpPlaza appears to be an accident. Building was developed by @realDonaldTrump friend Louis Cappelli and opened in 2007. At least two non-life threatening injuries. pic.twitter.com/ZWLmYH73Mv— Tony Aiello (@AielloTV) September 18, 2019