They are calling this a terror attack in New York!! A driver took a rented Home Depot truck and plowed it into civilians in New York city today!! The news broke around 3:05pm today!! The driver is said to be in custody at a local hospital!! According to Business Insider:
At least eight people are dead and 11 injured after a man driving a pickup truck mowed down cyclists and pedestrians on a busy lower Manhattan bike lane on Tuesday, in what police are describing as an act of terror.
The man has been arrested and police said there is no longer an active threat.
The attack began around 3:05 p.m., when the suspect drove a rented Home Depot pickup truck down the West Side Highway bicycle path, entering at Houston Street, New York Police Department commissioner James O’Neill said at a press conference Tuesday afternoon.
Media outlets reported that the driver of the vehicle drove into the bike lane for more than 10 blocks in the wrong direction, hitting cyclists and pedestrians along the way.
The vehicle continued south and struck a school bus at Chambers Street, injuring two adults and two children, O’Neill said. The driver then exited the vehicle brandishing “imitation firearms” and was shot in the abdomen by a uniformed police officer, police said. The incident occurred near Stuyvesant High School, a few blocks from the World Trade Center.
Some witnesses said they heard the suspect shouting “Allahu akbar,” an Arabic phrase used by Muslims meaning “God is great,” as he exited the truck.