Manhattan terrorist shouted “Allahu Akbar!”: At least eight people have been killed and 15 more injured after a terrorist attack in Manhattan.
A suspected terrorist is under arrest after killing at least eight on a popular pedestrian and bike path located in Manhattan while driving a rental truck from Home Depot.
According to multiple reports, the suspect shouted out “Allahu Akbar” during and after the attack.
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New York Post reports:
A man in a pickup truck killed six people when he drove onto the West Side bike path in lower Manhattan Tuesday afternoon — and then shouted “Allahu Akbar” as he got out of the car with fake guns, police sources said.
Daily News reports:
Six people killed after gunman driving Home Depot truck rips through bike lane, yells ‘Allahu Akbar!’
At least six people were killed Tuesday afternoon when a speeding Home Depot truck plowed along a Lower Manhattan bike path, running down helpless riders from behind, sources said.
Eyewitnesses told police the driver yelled “Allahu Akbar!” — Arabic for “God is great!” — after leaving the mangled bodies scattered behind his rental truck.
Multiple law enforcement sources say the New York incident is being investigated as terrorism. Separately, four law enforcement sources said witnesses reported the suspect was yelling Allahu Akbar.
Six people are dead after a truck hit several people in a bike path, an NYPD official said.
The suspect, in a Home Depot rental truck, hopped a curb at West Houston Street and drove south on the West Street bike path on west side of West Side Highway, the official said.
The suspect hit a school bus and wrecked his truck, the official said. Four people were removed from the bus and they had minor injuries, the official said.
Heavy reports the suspect has been identified as Sayfullo Saipov, a 29-year-old from Tampa, Florida.
Commenting on the attack during a press conference a short time ago, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said:
This was an act of terror, and a particularly cowardly act of terror.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.