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Lower Manhattan Shooting, Truck Ramming Incident: 6 People Dead, Video and Photos

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New York City: A number of people have reportedly been killed and many others injured in Lower Manhattan shooting and truck ramming incident. According to the New York Police Department(NYPD), deaths were reportedly caused when a truck drove through a pedestrian and bike lane Tuesday afternoon in Lower Manhattan.

NYPD and eyewitness accounts suggest that the incident happened at about 3:10 p.m. local time. A truck that was allegedly rented from Home Depot, entered the West Street path a few blocks north of Chambers Street, police said. Fatalities and injuries were reportedly caused when truck driver rammed his vehicle into defenseless bikers on the bike only road.

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New York Police Department reports suggest that the truck “continued south striking another vehicle,” which witnesses said was a school bus.




The suspect then exited the truck, “displaying imitation firearms” and was shot by the NYPD, according to police. The suspect suffered a wound to his leg and was taken to the hospital alive, CNN reports. A motive for the incident has not been determined.

While speaking to reporters, a police official said that at least six people were killed in the incident and at least 9 were injured in the incident. He further added that a rented Home Depot van drove onto the bicycle path and started striking people. He added that the driver had two imitation firearms. He added that the man was shot by officers and is in the custody. The official said that the incident is being investigated as a possible case of terrorism.

Meanwhile, there were reports of gunfire. According to a tweet posted by New York Police Department, one person was taken in custody. NYPD further advised public to avoid West Side Highway Area.

 

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