At least six people are dead and fourteen others injured after a truck drove onto a bike path in lower Manhattan in New York City. Police now believe the incident to be terror related, and the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force has joined the NYPD at the scene.
The sprawling crime scene runs several blocks along the West Side Highway, a few blocks away from One World Trade Center.
According to the AP, the suspect struck several people, then emerged from the vehicle screaming and firing something that appeared to be a gun. Unconformed reports say he was shouting “Allahu Akbar.”
Other sources say the driver did not fire any weaons, and that all the gunshots came from the Police. ABC News writes: The vehicle kept driving south until it hit another vehicle, police said. At that point, the suspect, who was “displaying imitation firearms,” got out of the vehicle and was shot by responding officers, authorities said. The suspect is in custody, police said.”
This is a developing story. It will be updated with more information as it becomes available.