New York Terror Attack Leaves 8 Dead
Eight people were killed and 11 injured when the driver of the truck hit people on a cycle path in Lower Manhattan.
According to reports, the driver who is a 29-year-old man Uzbek immigrant drove a Home Depot truck down a lengthy path and hit numerous people then jumped out with 2 fake guns shouting “Allahu Akbar” (“God is greatest”) before getting shot by the police.
The driver, who is being treated at a hospital, also crashed into a school bus, although it is unclear if anyone was in the bus.
An eyewitness said he saw a man crash his white pickup truck and emerge from the vehicle at Chambers and West Streets.
The eyewitness said the front of the truck was smashed and the driver appeared injured. Somebody yelled, “He’s got a gun, run, run!” he said.
According to AP, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said the incident is being described as “an act of terror” aimed at civilians.