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.
Law enforcement sources tell CBS News the incident in lower Manhattan is being investigated as a terrorist attack.
— David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) October 31, 2017
The vehicle continued south striking another vehicle. The suspect exited the vehicle displaying imitation firearms & was shot by NYPD
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) October 31, 2017
— Based Monitored 🇺🇸 (@BasedMonitored) October 31, 2017
BREAKING: Law enforcement official: 6 people dead, 9 hurt as vehicle drives onto bike path in lower Manhattan. (Corrects number of injured)
— The Associated Press (@AP) October 31, 2017
— ABC News (@ABC) October 31, 2017
CBS 4 New York is reporting at least 6 dead, 15 injured in the attack near the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan.
— Ryan Saavedra 🇺🇸 (@RealSaavedra) October 31, 2017
— Yahoo News Photos (@yahoophoto) October 31, 2017
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) October 31, 2017
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