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New York Mayor: Eight dead after truck hits pedestrians in Manhattan

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NEW YORK (AP) -

Mayor Bill de Blasio said the attack on a bike path near the World Trade Center "was an act of terror, and a particularly cowardly act of terror aimed at innocent civilians."

The suspect was shot by officers and was taken into custody.

NBC News reports the suspect got out of the truck and shouted "Allahu Akbar" and fired a BB or pellet gun, according to law enforcement sources.
  
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called it a "lone wolf" attack. He says there's no evidence to suggest it was part of a wider plot.
  
Witnesses described a chaotic scene of a white pickup truck hitting bicyclists on a path near the World Trade Center and then slamming into a school bus. They say the driver got out of his vehicle brandishing what appeared to be a gun in each hand.
  
Manhattan restaurant chef Eugene Duffy was crossing a street when he heard something, turned back and saw the pickup truck on the bike path. He says he saw the bodies of two men on the ground, their bikes mangled.
  
He says he ran south and saw a yellow half-size school bus that appeared to have been T-boned and firefighters trying to get children out.

The White House says President Donald Trump has been briefed on the vehicle that drove onto a bike path near the World Trade Center and struck several people.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says the president and New York native has been briefed by White House chief of staff John Kelly and "will be continually updated as more details are known."
  
Sanders said, "Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected."

A man who was riding in an Uber along the West Side Highway near the World Trade Center says he saw several bleeding people on the ground after a truck struck several people.

(Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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