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Image: A woman is aided by first responders after sustaining injury on a bike path in lower Manhattan in New York

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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.

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Image: Bicycles and debris lay on a bike path

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.

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Image: damaged home depot truck in downtown new york

Authorities stand near a damaged Home Depot truck used by the motorist who drove onto a bike path, striking and killing several people.

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Image: Police hold down suspect Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov after an attack in New York

Police hold down suspect Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov after the attack.

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Police officers arrive at the scene in lower Manhattan following the incident.

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Image: a crushed school bus in tribeca

A school bus was damaged in the attack.

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Image: A woman cries as families carry their children out of the scene

A woman cries as families carry their children out of the scene after a motorist drove onto a busy bicycle path near the World Trade Center memorial and struck several people on Oct. 31, 2017, in New York.

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Image: Emergency personnel carry a man into an ambulance

Emergency personnel carry a man into an ambulance.

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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.

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Image: Authorities investigate the scene near a covered body on a bike path

Authorities investigate the scene near a covered body on the bike path.

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Image: A young girl reacts to a shooting

A young girl reacts as police officers secure an area following the incident.

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Image: A woman is aided by first responders after sustaining injury on a bike path in lower Manhattan in New York

A woman is aided by first responders after sustaining injury on the bike path.

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Image: Emergency personnel transport a man on a stretcher

Emergency personnel transport a man on a stretcher.

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Image: Multiple deaths as man drives truck down bike path

Emergency personnel attend to a victim at the scene.

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Image: A police officer stands guard on a bike path at the crime scene

A police officer stands at the crime scene on Nov. 1.

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Image: Crime scene investigators walk down the bike bath

Crime scene investigators walk slowly down the west side bike path in lower Manhattan on Nov. 1.

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Image: Celia Imrey lays flowers for victims of Tuesday's attack

Celia Imrey, 48, lays flowers for victims of Tuesday's attack on a bike path along the Hudson River on Nov. 1.

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Investigators work around the wreckage of the Home Depot pickup truck on Nov. 1.

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Crime scene investigators collect evidence on Nov. 1 at the scene of the truck attack.

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