At Least 8 Dead And 11 Injured In Suspected Terror Attack In New York.
A man yelled Allahu Akbar as he drove his rental truck into the bike lane crashing into a crowd. The FBI are on the scene and quickly accessing the situation. The bomb squad has been called in to examine the vehicle in hopes to prevent more casualties. The 29-year-old suspected terrorist has been shot in the stomach and apprehended, he is expected to survive the gunshots.
The suspect entered the bike lane at Houston street, running over/hitting bikers, then continued all the way down to chambers street where he got out started firing his guns at people. The suspect had been identified as Sayfullo Saipov, originally an Uzbekistan native who has been in the US since 2010 on a green card.
“This is a tragedy of the greatest magnitude,” James O’Neil New York Commissioner stated.
“Based on the information we have at this moment, this was an act of terror and a particularly cowardly act of terror aimed at innocent civilians, aimed at people going about their lives who had no idea what was about to hit them.” Mayor Bill De Blasio, New York Cty Mayor said regarding this incident.
Witnesses on scene say several people look to be injured. The truck supposedly crashed into a small bus and another automobile.
“Me and my cousin were sitting by the basketball court… and out of nowhere we just hear gunshots go off… the kids were running off laughing like it was joke….It’s Halloween maybe they are doing something.. Then we walk over and see what happened… I see a home dept pickup truck that’s smashed into a street post… I see 2 people laying on the ground with sheets covered with bikes that appear to be just run over, I see another gentleman laying on the floor while EMS tried to assist him… I just can’t believe there were so many people.” A Rubin Cabrero recounted what he saw.
This story is still developing and We will keep you up to date as it unfolds.