Truck Attack In Manhattan:At least eight dead

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A driver rammed people on a bicycle lane near the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan. At least a dozen people were injured. The mayor of New York said it was a terrorist attack.

At least eight people were killed and a dozen were injured after a subject in a rented truck deliberately rammed cyclists a few blocks from the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan.

Police said they arrested the suspect shortly after the incident, which the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is handling as a terrorist attack. “According to the information we have at this moment, it was an act of terror,” said New York Mayor Bill de Blasio at a press conference. “It’s a very painful day for our city,” he added.

“It’s a tragedy of great magnitude,” said James O’Neill, commissioner of the NYPD, visibly affected.

The governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, indicated that the aggressor is a “lone wolf” and stressed that there is no evidence that it is part of a larger plot.

As detailed by police shortly after the incident, a vehicle entered the bicycle lane on West Street, a few blocks north of Chambers Street, a busy area due to pedestrian crossings, parks and bicycle lanes. “The car continued heading south, crashing another vehicle,” he explained.

The guy got out of the vehicle pretending to shoot, he was injured by the NYPD.” The information revealed by the police indicates that the suspect is 29 years old.

The attacker, who was shot in the stomach, carried two weapons when leaving the truck. The police found a shotgun and another paintball gun in the place. The aggressor’s state of health is unknown.

“We saw the man, he had a long beard, he was wearing a blue coat and he was holding two pistols, I hurried inside and hid in a corner against some lockers, once they took the man, they took us to the gym,” he told Univision Noticias Gudaah , an eighth grade student from a nearby school.

The guy got out of the vehicle pretending to shoot, he was injured by the NYPD.” The information revealed by the police indicates that the suspect is 29 years old.

The attacker, who was shot in the stomach, carried two weapons when leaving the truck. The police found a shotgun and another paintball gun in the place. The aggressor’s state of health is unknown.

“We saw the man, he had a long beard, he was wearing a blue coat and he was holding two pistols, I hurried inside and hid in a corner against some lockers, once they took the man, they took us to the gym,” he told Univision Noticias Gudaah , an eighth grade student from a nearby school.

The attack occurred only a few hours before the popular Halloween parade, which runs through the main streets of Manhattan. So far, this event has not been canceled, as confirmed by Eric Phillips, spokesman for the mayor of the city, although he indicated that there will be a greater police presence.

In the incident, recorded near the monument to the victims of the attacks of September 11, 2001, the attacker got out of the car and shouted “Allah is great” in Arabic.

President Donald Trump made reference to the winding after the authorities of the city cataloged it as “an act of terror”.

“In New York, it seems another attack by a very sick and disturbed person. The authorities are following this closely. NOT IN THE USA! “, Tweeted the president.

The incidents with outrages have generated tension in large cities of the world in recent years, as they have been repeated as attacks claimed by followers of the terrorist group Islamic State (IS, also known as ISIS).

The incidents with outrages have generated tension in large cities of the world in recent years, as they have been repeated as attacks claimed by followers of the terrorist group Islamic State (IS, also known as ISIS).

The incidents with outrages have generated tension in large cities of the world in recent years, as they have been repeated as attacks claimed by followers of the terrorist group Islamic State (IS, also known as ISIS).

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