PHOTOS: #ISIS?: 8 dead after truck plows into people in Lower Manhattan, NYC a few moments ago

October 31, 2017 10:30 pm

A man driving a rental truck plowed into pedestrians and cyclists on a jogging and bike path in lower Manhattan in New York City Tuesday afternoon, killing at least eight people and injuring many others in what New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called a “cowardly act of terror.”

The sprawling crime scene runs about 10 blocks along the West Side Highway, a few blocks away from One World Trade Center. “Everybody started running,” one witness said.

A suspect was apprehended at the scene. Multiple law enforcement officials reported that the suspect in custody was identified as 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov of Tampa, Florida.
The suspect is reported to have screamed “Allahu Akbar” after the crash, and that is a key reason authorities are looking at terrorism as a possible motive, sources said.

PHOTO: Emergency crews attend the scene of an alleged shooting incident on West Street in Manhattan, New York, Oct. 31 2017.
PHOTO: A damaged school bus at the scene where a truck drove into a bike path, Oct. 31, 2017, in New York City.
PHOTO: Investigators inspect a truck following an incident in New York City, Oct. 31, 2017. Several people were killed and numerous others injured in New York when a suspect plowed a vehicle into a bike and pedestrian path in Lower Manhattan.
PHOTO: Emergency crews respond to the scene in lower Manhattan after reports of multiple people were injured after a truck plowed through a bike path, Oct. 31, 2017, in New York City.
PHOTO: Authorities respond to incident in lower Manhattan in New York City, Oct. 31, 2017.
PHOTO: Police gather at the scene after reports of multiple people injured after a truck plowed through a bike path in lower Manhattan, Oct. 31, 2017, in New York City.
PHOTO: Authorities respond near a damaged school bus, Oct. 31, 2017, in New York.
PHOTO: Bicycles and debris lay on a bike path after a motorist drove onto the path near the World Trade Center memorial, striking and killing several people, Oct. 31, 2017.
PHOTO: A New York Police Department officer stands next to a body covered under a white sheet near a mangled bike along a bike path, Oct. 31, 2017, in New York.

The suspect, Sayfullo Saipov, 29, from Tampa, Florida. Now in custody:


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