SUNNYVALE (KPIX 5) – Authorities on Wednesday said a 34-year-old Sunnyvale man faces eight counts of attempted murder after he is alleged to have intentionally slammed his vehicle into eight people on a Sunnyvale street Tuesday evening, severely injuring several of them.
The Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety identified the driver as 34-year-old Isaiah J. Peoples of Sunnyvale.
Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety Capt. Jim Choi said Peoples has told investigators he intentionally ran into the pedestrians on Tuesday night. He added that there was no indication Peoples was “involved with or associated to a terrorist organization.”
“There is no indication that this act in itself was related to an act of terrorism. We do know that Peoples did intentionally try to run over the people,” Choi told reporters.
Choi also said police are continuing to investigate the motive Peoples had for his actions.