Multiple people have died and numerous others have been injured after a driver ploughed a rented ‘Home Depot’ pickup truck into a bike and pedestrian path in lower Manhattan.
The New York City Police Department is reporting that the incident happened when a suspect drove his truck into the path on West Street, a few blocks north of Chambers Street. The truck struck multiple people, then continued south until it hit another vehicle, police said.
The suspect then got out of the truck, displayed ‘imitation firearms’ and was shot by police officers.
Police said there were several fatalities, as well as numerous people injured. NBC are reporting that eight people have been killed in the incident.