Warning graphic footage:
Just to give some context, this is downtown, close to the World Trade Center.
Via Breaking 911:
NEW YORK — Several pedestrians and bicyclists were run down by a vehicle in Lower Manhattan Tuesday.
According to witnesses, a man in a box truck veered off the road and struck the victims. The unidentified suspect was later taking into custody.
There were multiple reports of gunfire in the area following the incident—–tt was unclear if these reports are related.
Video showed the horrific aftermath.
Witness describes what he saw in Lower Manhattan pic.twitter.com/Fm3wdrkb10
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Via Fox News:
At least six people are dead after a driver barreled into a bike path and crashed a rental pickup truck into a crowd in Lower Manhattan Tuesday afternoon, shouting “Allahu Akbar,” law enforcement sources tell Fox News and The Associated Press.
Another nine people were injured, authorities said. Police tweeted that one person — who police shot twice — has been taken into custody and is expected to survive. Police added that there are “no others outstanding”
FBI officials confirmed to Fox News that they have agents responding to the situation “with NYPD.” A bomb squad is also on scene examining a vehicle.
A law enforcement source said the suspect had two weapons, believed to be a paintball gun and a BB gun.
Officials confirm it as terror attack. Witness confirms ran over people deliberately.
Via Daily Caller:
The gunman has been treated for a gunshot wound and is still in the hospital. Two others hit by the vehicle are in NYC operating rooms and at least two other victims are in the hospital but in stable condition, police announced.
The terrorist reportedly rented the truck from Home Depot.
“It appears to my uneducated eye that it was absolutely an attack,” an eyewitness told TheDCNF. “I’m 100 percent. The attacker hit several direct targets on the bike path. There is no doubt in my mind.”
The attacker drove “at least half a mile” down a two-way bike path near the World Trade Center memorial, hitting several bikers.