International Desk: A man who drove a car along three blocks of pavement in New York's Times Square, killing a woman and injuring 22 people, said he had "heard voices", according to law enforcement sources.
Richard Rojas, 26, a US navy veteran who was arrested twice previously for drunk driving, is now in custody.
He also said he expected to die, the sources told a news agency.
According to a news agency, he said after being arrested: "You were supposed to shoot me! I wanted to kill them."
The woman who died was 18 years old. Her name was Alyssa Elsman and she had been visiting from Michigan with her family.
Her 13-year-old sister was also hit and injured.
The streets in Times Square, a bustling tourist district, were thronged with tourists when the car ploughed through the crowds.
The burgundy Honda sedan jumped the kerb at 45th Street and Broadway at 11:55 local time (15:55 GMT) and drove at high speed for three blocks before crashing into a pole.
It came to a crumpled standstill with smoke and flames escaping the bonnet.
Afterwards, victims lay on the ground, many of them separated from their scattered shoes and belongings, as medical staff, police officers and passersby tried to assist them.
Media reports say a ticket agent and a worker at Planet Hollywood restaurant were among the people who helped police subdue and detain Mr Rojas.
The incident evoked recent terrorist attacks by vehicle in London, Nice and Berlin but New York mayor Bill de Blasio said there was "no indication" it was an act of terrorism.
Risingbd/ May 19, 2017/Mukul