REPORT: 6 dead, Manhattan attacker yelled ‘Allahu Akbar’


On Tuesday afternoon, a man driving a rented Home Depot truck for eight blocks along a bike path in downtown Manhattan mowed down multiple victims.

Several fatalities and injuries have been reported.

News media have just confirmed, based on witness reports, that a school bus cut off the truck to stop it.

The driver of the rental truck is said to have then jumped out of the vehicle with two “weapons” in his hands, reportedly a BB gun and a paintball gun.

Eyewitnesses said the man yelled “Allahu Akbar” when he jumped out of the vehicle. Police shot the man twice, but he was not killed. He is now in police custody.

Authorities have confirmed they are now investigating the incident as a terror attack.

Six persons are reported dead, and at least nine injured in the attack.

This is a developing story, with details still emerging.

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