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Las Vegas driver ploughs into pedestrians at Miss Universe pageant killing one and injuring dozens

Published 21/12/2015

LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 20: Vehicle traffic on the Las Vegas Strip is closed as police investigate the area after a car crashed into a group of pedestrians on the sidewalk in front of the Paris Las Vegas and Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino reportedly injuring at least 35 people and killing one on December 20, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 20: Vehicle traffic on the Las Vegas Strip is closed as police investigate the area after a car crashed into a group of pedestrians on the sidewalk in front of the Paris Las Vegas and Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino reportedly injuring at least 35 people and killing one on December 20, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
People at a restaurant look at a sidewalk while police cars and ambulances gather on a street after a car drove onto a busy sidewalk and mowed down people outside a casino in Las Vegas, NV., Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015. A woman intentionally swerved her car onto a busy sidewalk two or three times and mowed down people outside a Las Vegas casino, police said. (Justin Cochrane via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
People crowd on a sidewalk while police cars and ambulances gather on a street after a car drove onto a busy sidewalk and mowed down people outside a casino in Las Vegas, NV., Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015. A woman intentionally swerved her car onto a busy sidewalk two or three times and mowed down people outside a Las Vegas casino, police said. (Justin Cochrane via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 20: A police officer takes photos as he investigates the scene on the Las Vegas Strip in front of the Paris Las Vegas where a car crashed into a group of pedestrians on the sidewalk reportedly injuring at least 35 people and killing one on December 20, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 20: Vehicle traffic on the Las Vegas Strip is closed as police investigate the area after a car crashed into a group of pedestrians on the sidewalk in front of the Paris Las Vegas and Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino reportedly injuring at least 35 people and killing one on December 20, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
A police line blocks off part of the Las Vegas Strip after a car ran into a group of pedestrians between Planet Hollywood, where the Miss Universe pageant took place, and the Paris Las Vegas Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, on December 20, 2015. At least one person has died and more than 37 have been hurt after a car ran into a group of pedestrians on the bustling Las Vegas Strip on December 20, police said, adding the driver was in custody. AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 20: Vehicle traffic on the Las Vegas Strip is closed as police investigate the area after a car crashed into a group of pedestrians on the sidewalk in front of the Paris Las Vegas and Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino reportedly injuring at least 35 people and killing one on December 20, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Police and members of the media are pictured along part of the Las Vegas Strip after a car ran into a group of pedestrians between Planet Hollywood, where the Miss Universe pageant took place, and the Paris Las Vegas Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, on December 20, 2015. At least one person has died and more than 37 have been hurt after a car ran into a group of pedestrians on the bustling Las Vegas Strip on December 20, police said, adding the driver was in custody. AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 20: Police officers investigate the scene on the Las Vegas Strip in front of the Paris Las Vegas where a car crashed into a group of pedestrians on the sidewalk reportedly injuring 36 people and killing one on December 20, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 20: Police officers investigate the scene on the Las Vegas Strip in front of the Paris Las Vegas where a car crashed into a group of pedestrians on the sidewalk reportedly injuring 36 people and killing one on December 20, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 20: Pedestrians walk by across from Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino after police shut down all vehicle traffic on the Las Vegas Strip after a car crashed into a group of pedestrians on the sidewalk in front of the Paris Las Vegas and Planet Hollywood reportedly injuring 36 people and killing one on December 20, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Police (bottom) block off part of the road as they and local officials investigate a part of the Las Vegas Strip after a car ran into a group of pedestrians between Planet Hollywood, where the Miss Universe pageant took place, and the Paris Las Vegas Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, on December 20, 2015. At least one person has died and more than 37 have been hurt after a car ran into a group of pedestrians on the bustling Las Vegas Strip on December 20, police said, adding the driver was in custody. AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images
Police block off the road as they and local officials investigate a part of the Las Vegas Strip after a car ran into a group of pedestrians between Planet Hollywood, where the Miss Universe pageant took place, and the Paris Las Vegas Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, on December 20, 2015. At least one person has died and more than 37 have been hurt after a car ran into a group of pedestrians on the bustling Las Vegas Strip on December 20, police said, adding the driver was in custody. AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images
Police and local officials investigate a part of the Las Vegas Strip after a car ran into a group of pedestrians between Planet Hollywood, where the Miss Universe pageant took place, and the Paris Las Vegas Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, on December 20, 2015. At least one person has died and more than 37 have been hurt after a car ran into a group of pedestrians on the bustling Las Vegas Strip on December 20, police said, adding the driver was in custody. AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images
Police and local officials investigate a part of the Las Vegas Strip after a car ran into a group of pedestrians between Planet Hollywood, where the Miss Universe pageant took place, and the Paris Las Vegas Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, on December 20, 2015. At least one person has died and more than 37 have been hurt after a car ran into a group of pedestrians on the bustling Las Vegas Strip on December 20, police said, adding the driver was in custody. AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images
Police and local officials investigate a part of the Las Vegas Strip after a car ran into a group of pedestrians between Planet Hollywood, where the Miss Universe pageant took place, and the Paris Las Vegas Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, on December 20, 2015. At least one person has died and more than 37 have been hurt after a car ran into a group of pedestrians on the bustling Las Vegas Strip on December 20, police said, adding the driver was in custody. AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images
Police and local officials investigate a part of the Las Vegas Strip after a car ran into a group of pedestrians between Planet Hollywood, where the Miss Universe pageant took place, and the Paris Las Vegas Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, on December 20, 2015. At least one person has died and more than 37 have been hurt after a car ran into a group of pedestrians on the bustling Las Vegas Strip on December 20, police said, adding the driver was in custody. AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images
A police line blocks off part of the Las Vegas Strip after a car ran into a group of pedestrians between Planet Hollywood, where the Miss Universe pageant took place, and the Paris Las Vegas Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, on December 20, 2015. At least one person has died and more than 37 have been hurt after a car ran into a group of pedestrians on the bustling Las Vegas Strip on December 20, police said, adding the driver was in custody. AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images
A police line blocks off part of the Las Vegas Strip after a car ran into a group of pedestrians between Planet Hollywood, where the Miss Universe pageant took place, and the Paris Las Vegas Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, on December 20, 2015. At least one person has died and more than 37 have been hurt after a car ran into a group of pedestrians on the bustling Las Vegas Strip on December 20, police said, adding the driver was in custody. AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images
A police line blocks off part of the Las Vegas Strip after a car ran into a group of pedestrians between Planet Hollywood, where the Miss Universe pageant took place, and the Paris Las Vegas Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, on December 20, 2015. At least one person has died and more than 37 have been hurt after a car ran into a group of pedestrians on the bustling Las Vegas Strip on December 20, police said, adding the driver was in custody. AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images
Police and local officials investigate a part of the Las Vegas Strip after a car ran into a group of pedestrians between Planet Hollywood, where the Miss Universe pageant took place, and the Paris Las Vegas Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, on December 20, 2015. At least one person has died and more than 37 have been hurt after a car ran into a group of pedestrians on the bustling Las Vegas Strip on December 20, police said, adding the driver was in custody. AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images
Police and emergency crews respond to the scene of a car accident along Las Vegas Boulevard, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Police and emergency crews respond to the scene of a car accident along Las Vegas Boulevard, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Police and emergency crews respond to the scene of a car accident along Las Vegas Boulevard, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Police and emergency crews respond to the scene of a car accident along Las Vegas Boulevard, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

One person has been killed and at least 36 injured after a car deliberately swerved into pedestrians a number of times in Las Vegas, close to the venue hosting the Miss Universe beauty pageant.

Las Vegas police said that while they believed the incident to be deliberate, they ruled out terrorism.

Among those injured were children and several people remain in a critical condition in hospital after the attack.

Part of the famous Las Vegas strip was closed off while causalities received treatment and police investigated the scene.

Reports have said the car, driven by a woman and with a young child inside, drove into a group of pedestrians at least two or three times.

The woman driver was able to flee the scene and has since been arrested. Police said they expected her to be charged.

The incident happened close to the Planet Hollywood Hotel, which was hosting the annual Miss Universe pageant.

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