At least six people were killed and numerous injured in Lower Manhattan Tuesday afternoon in what is now being investigated as a terror attack by the FBI.
Latest on NYC: up to 6 dead, appears to be “deliberate act”, driver drove some 20 blocks down bike path – sources tell CNN
— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) October 31, 2017
Reports suggest that a car drove onto a bike path, hit several people, and then the driver opened fire. First responders are currently swarming the site, an eye witness told The Daily Caller News Foundation. There is at least one person in police custody and New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio had reportedly been informed of the situation. The FBI is currently investigating at the scene, according to CBS and the attacker reportedly yelled “allahu akbar” during the attack.
Currently there is one person in custody. No others outstanding. All information is preliminary as the investigation is ongoing. pic.twitter.com/nsaUgZ8MJH
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) October 31, 2017
“It appears to my uneducated eye that it was absolutely an attack,” the source told TheDCNF. “I’m 100 percent. The attacker hit several direct targets on the bike path. There is no doubt in my mind”
The attacker drove “at least half a mile” down a two way bike path near the World Trade Center memorial.
Read more at the Daily Caller.