8 dead as rental pickup truck used to mow down bike riders in New York City
At least eight people are dead after a driver barreled into a bike path and crashed a rental pickup truck into a crowd in Lower Manhattan Tuesday afternoon, shouting "Allahu Akbar," law enforcement sources tell Fox News and The Associated Press.This looks like another mass murder for Allah attack in an operation that mimics similar attacks by ISIS related terrorists. It is likely that the attacks were on bikers because the truck in question was not big enough to survive a crash with several automobiles. Pictures of the truck show the front end missing evidently as a result of hitting the bikers.
Another nine people were injured, authorities said. Police tweeted that one person -- who police shot twice -- has been taken into custody and is expected to survive. Police added that there are "no others outstanding."
Mayor Bill de Blasio, speaking at a press conference Tuesday evening, called the incident "an act of terror." Governor Andrew Cuomo said that at this point in the investigation, there is no evidence to suggest that there was a wider plot.
FBI officials confirmed to Fox News that they have agents responding to the situation "with NYPD." A bomb squad is also on scene examining a vehicle.
A law enforcement source said the suspect had two weapons, believed to be a paintball gun and a BB gun.