>> A 25-year-old man charged Sunday after plowing a pickup truck into a crowd of Mardi Gras spectators the night before, injuring at least 28. Suspect Neilson Rizzuto appearing in a "highly intoxicated state", say authorities.>> What we know right now is that we have one subject in custody who was driving the pickup truck behind me.
Who, apparently on the opposite side of the parade that was active, was traveling in the opposite direction from the parade, struck two vehicles. And then reared off to the other side and struck a dump truck, and came to rest on the neutral ground. In the process, before that truck came to rest, it struck a number of pedestrians.
] somebody that's really intoxicated that runs through a crowd of innocent people.
Were hurt here today, families watching the parade. We have somebody that was intoxicated, that ran. It's hard to protect against something like that, except having a response like we had today, where in both instances our officers were on the scene within seconds, if not minutes.>> The FBI in New Orleans said its agents were coordinating with federal, state, and local officials to determine whether a federal violation has occurred.