At least eight people died and more than 12 were injured in New York City on Tuesday after a truck driver deliberately hit people in Tribeca neighborhood, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a press conference on Tuesday.
The vehicle struck multiple people on the path. There are several fatalities and numerous people injured.
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) October 31, 2017
“The vehicle continued south striking another vehicle. The suspect exited the vehicle displaying imitation firearms & was shot by NYPD,” the New York City Police Department said in a Twitter message. “The suspect is in custody.”
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo visited the scene.
I have been briefed with preliminary information on the situation in Lower Manhattan and am heading to the scene.
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) October 31, 2017
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly has briefed President Donald J. Trump on the incident, which Mr. de Blasio described as “a cowardly act of terror.”
“Let me be clear, based on the information we have at this moment, this was an act of terror,” Mr. de Blasio said during a press conference in New York.
— Dan Scavino Jr. (@Scavino45) October 31, 2017
Mr. Cuomo described the incident as a “lone wolf” attack, adding there was no evidence of a wider terror plot.
In NYC, looks like another attack by a very sick and deranged person. Law enforcement is following this closely. NOT IN THE U.S.A.!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 31, 2017