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Terrorist Truck Attack Shocks New York City
A truck driver entered a bike path in lower Manhattan, hitting pedestrians and cyclists which resulted in multiple deaths and injuries.
Bicycles and debris lay on a bike path after a motorist drove onto the path near the World Trade Center memorial on Oct. 31, 2017, in New York.
At least eight people were killed and several others were injured in what New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called “a particularly cowardly act of terror.”
The 29-year-old driver was shot by police after jumping out of the truck with what turned out to be a fake gun in each hand, officials said. He was taken into custody. His condition was not immediately disclosed.
A crowd gathers at the scene of the attack.
Witnesses described a scene of panic and blood, with people screaming in fear and the path strewn with mangled bicycles and bodies that was soon covered with sheets. In addition to those killed, 11 people were seriously injured, police said.