8 Dead As Truck Runs Into Crowd In New York

Deadliest in NYC Since 9/11

November 1, 2017

© Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY


Officials are treating the truck attack that killed eight people in lower Manhattan as an “act of terror,” New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday. “This was an act of terror, and a particularly cowardly act of terror.” At least were injured when a truck driver veered onto a bike path. He emerged from the truck firing a fake gun, and was quickly taken into custody. The FBI is now investigating it as an act of terror.  A note in the truck claimed the suspect did it in the name of ISIS. Shots may have been fired, but it is not immediately clear where they came from. A witness saw multiple people hit on the bike path on the West Side Highway, and that the truck also ran into a school bus. “[The driver] kept going all the way down full speed… Thank god the trick-or-treaters weren’t out yet,” the witness said.

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