Policemen stand next to a car which plowed into pedestrians on New Year's day in Tokyo, Japan, Jan. 1, 2019.
Policemen stand next to a car which plowed into pedestrians on New Year's day in Tokyo, Japan, Jan. 1, 2019.

At least eight people were injured when a man deliberately drove his car into a crowded Tokyo street filled with people who had gathered for the city's New Year's festivities.

The incident happened shortly after midnight Tuesday on Takeshita Street in the city's popular Harajuku fashion district near the Meiji Shrine.  

Police took a man in his 20s into custody and charged him with suspicion of attempted murder.