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8 Dead, Over A Dozen Injured After Truck Drives Through Bike Path In New York



A deadly truck attack in lower Manhattan this afternoon killed 8 people and injured over a dozen others.

The suspect drove onto the bike path on the West Side Highway with a rented out Home Depot truck. Once the suspect got on the path, he proceeded south plowing into cyclists & pedestrians until he collided with a school bus injuring 2 adults and 2 children. Roughly the suspect got through 3/4’s of a mile from where he entered.

Six people were dead at the scene while two others died at a nearby hospital, and over a dozen others injured.

After the collision the suspect exited the vehicle with 2 firearms causing a police officer to shoot him in the abdomen and he was apprehended. He has since been transported to an undisclosed hospital.

Sources told ABC News that he shouted “Allahu Akbar,” which translates from Arabic to mean “God is great.” New York Police Commissioner considered this incident to be an ‘act of terror’.

Multiple law enforcement officials told ABC News that the suspect in custody was identified as 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov of Tampa, Florida.

Source : ABCNewsCNNBBC News