He ran over several people in front of a migrant center in the United States: at least seven dead

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At least seven people died and six were injured after a man invest a group of people at a bus stop this Sunday in Brownsville (Texas), in front of a homeless shelter, which also serves as an immigrant center.

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As reported by the Brownsville police (a city on the border with the United States) to ABC News, a man was arrested for the incident. The reasons for the hit and run have not yet been confirmed, but as Lieutenant Martín Sandoval explained to the local press, it is believed that it may have been intentional.

At approximately 8.30am local time (1.30pm GMT), police received a notice that a Land Rover had run over several people waiting at the bus stop.

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Upon arrival they found out there were seven people dead at the scene and six others were taken to hospital with minor or serious injuries.

The center is a shelter for the homeless but at the moment, due to the migration crisis that the border is experiencing, it is full of immigrants.  photo by AFP

The center is a shelter for the homeless but at the moment, due to the migration crisis that the border is experiencing, it is full of immigrants. photo by AFP

The driver was arrested by several witnesses. of what happened and held until the police arrived.

He is receiving medical treatment and is being tested to detect whether he has used drugs or alcohol.

The wounded are still being counted, Sandoval said, since some of them have been transferred by ambulance.

The lieutenant explained that the center is a shelter for the homeless but that at the moment, due to the migration crisis that the border is experiencing, It is full of immigrants.

The event occurs just a few days before the end, on May 11, of the Title 42 immigration regulation, a measure adopted by former Republican President Donald Trump (2017-2021) and then continued by Democratic President Joe Biden for expel migrants with covid-19 pandemic topic.

To prepare for the possible problems generated by the end of this regulation, due to the possible increase in the migratory flow, 1,500 US soldiers will be deployed at the border to support the Border Patrol agents.

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