A vehicle has been driven into people in Lower Manhattan, New York City in what is being described as a terrorist attack.
The vehicle reportedly struck multiple pedestrians and bikers and caused at least two fatalities, with as many as six initially reported dead.
US police are describing the incident as a terror attack.
The driver crashed at Chambers Street and reportedly shot people. One man was taken into custody afterward according to the New York City Police Department.
The crash is being investigated as a terrorist incident and a Joint Terrorism Task Force is involved.
- Earlier a vehicle entered the West St. pedestrian/bike path a few blocks north of Chambers St.
- The vehicle struck multiple people on the path. There are several fatalities and numerous people injured.
- The vehicle continued south striking another vehicle. The suspect exited the vehicle displaying imitation firearms & was shot by NYPD
- The suspect is in custody. This is preliminary, more information to follow.”
The vehicle struck multiple people on the path. There are several fatalities and numerous people injured.
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) October 31, 2017