As many as six people have been killed after a reported vehicle attack and shooting in lower Manhattan not far from the 9/11 memorial site at West Street and Chambers Street on Tuesday afternoon.
NYC Bike Path Terror Attack! CNN reporting at least 6 dead, unknown how many injured. Driver sped wrong way down bike path for "up to 20 blocks." Used Home Depot rental truck. Driver shot in leg by NYPD and is in custody. #Manhattan #MAGA pic.twitter.com/Nl7UAVpUMp
— Rocketman Savage (@MikeRokka) October 31, 2017
It’s believed the attacker used their vehicle, a Home Depot rental truck, to strike pedestrians and cyclists on a bikepath before exiting the vehicle and shooting at bystanders.
Reports indicate that police already have a suspect in custody related to the incident and around five more people are believed to be injured. Police said they shot the suspect, who was taken to a hospital afterward. They do not believe there are additional threats.
ABC7 Eyewitness News is reporting that the incident, which took place near the West Side Highway, happened just after 3 p.m. and began as an incident between motorists, though CNN reports that terrorism is being considered as part of the investigation as well.
— NewsRadio1440 (@NewsRadio_1440) October 31, 2017
JUST IN: There are fatalities after a truck drove the wrong way down the West Side Highway bike path in Manhattan https://t.co/sua4QCCxNg
— The Lead CNN (@TheLeadCNN) October 31, 2017
One witness reported seeing a car crash, followed by a man with two guns “running around” before hearing four shots ring out. He said police appeared quickly and that there were a number of students from the nearby Stuyvesant High School in the vicinity when the attack happened.
BREAKING VIDEO: Witness describes shooting in Downtown Manhattan. pic.twitter.com/dRl7aLbsPl
— The Anon Journal (@TheAnonJournal) October 31, 2017
This is a developing story.