Authorities refuse to specify what prompted woman to intentionally drive car into crowd
Police are refusing to reveal the motive behind yesterday’s shocking attack when a woman deliberately ploughed her car into dozens of people in Las Vegas.
The culprit responsible for the horrifying incident, which killed one person and injured another 35, has been named as Lakeisha N. Holloway.
Immediately following her rampage, Holloway drove to a nearby hotel and told a valet to call 911, explaining why she had carried out the attack, although her motive remains a mystery because police are “uncomfortable” about disclosing it, according to Fox News’ Will Carr.
Sheriff: not comfortable disclosing what driver said about why she crashed into so many people on Las Vegas Strip #FoxNews
— Will Carr (@WillCarr) December 21, 2015
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Sheriff Joe Lombardo said he doubted the attack was “militant” in nature, but refuses to rule it out at this stage. He added that Holloway “didn’t appear to be distressed due to her actions” and was “stoic” when she was arrested.
Holloway reportedly had a falling out with her father before the attack and had been living homeless in her car with her 3-year-old child for the past week.
Some respondents on Twitter speculated that the attack may have been racially motivated.
According to another eyewitness account, the woman screamed “Allahu Akbar” during the attack, although this is from a dubious source and cannot be considered genuine at this time.