Reports are filtering in that a car has crashed into a crowd of people at the SXSW music conference and festival in Austin, Texas.
According to theMusic.com.au’s eyewitness the incident happened outside The Mohawk on Red River St. A staff member of theMusic.com.au was inside when it happened.
Although details are sparse, people were seen to be screaming and crying while the crowd inside the venue has been asked to remain inside. People appear to have blood on them.
Police and emergency services are on the scene, with at least one individual being administred CPR. As many as 20 people could be injured in the incident.
UPDATE: Austin Police have tweeted that they are working on a crash with "multiple" fatalities in the area.
They've now confirmed that two are dead, five critical.
There will be a media briefing at 2am regarding the fatalities.
The incident is believed to have happened around 12.30am Thursday morning local time.
Raw video from the accident scene: (WARNING: IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING TO SOME)
Austin police chief: Suspect tased and apprehended. Will be charged with two counts of capital murder. #sxsw— Brian A. Hernandez (@BAHjournalist) March 13, 2014
Austin police chief: Suspect is a male black adult. Only person in vehicle. No further description if suspect given. #sxsw— Brian A. Hernandez (@BAHjournalist) March 13, 2014
Police chief Art Acevedo says the accident started as a DWI stop at a gas station on the I-35 access road.— KVUE News (@KVUE) March 13, 2014
Chief Acevedo: driver hit couple in moped (they were killed), a taxi and a van before stopping, fleeing on foot. #sxsw— Quita Culpepper (@QuitaC_KVUE) March 13, 2014
Chief says suspect will be charged w/ 2 counts of capital murder. That area around Red a river will remain closed throughout the day. #sxsw— Quita Culpepper (@QuitaC_KVUE) March 13, 2014
23 individuals have been transported. Of those 5 are in critical condition, 2 deceased. #SXSW— Austin Police Dept (@Austin_Police) March 13, 2014