NY truck attack treated as terrorism; 8 dead, multiple injured

New York shooting – multiple people gunned down in lower Manhattan, cops say

Preliminary reports from city officials said they believe this started as a dispute between two drivers with shots fired. He added that multiple people were injured, possibly struck by a vehicle and also possibly shot.

The attacker, described by police as a 29-year-old man, drove a rental Home Depot truck onto the path just after 3 p.m., striking multiple people.

Earlier a vehicle entered the West St. pedestrian/bike path a few blocks north of Chambers St. Police say the suspect then emerged from the vehicle screaming and firing something that appeared to be a gun.

The incident took place near the West Side Highway and Chambers Street, which is near Battery Park City, police said.

A spokesman for New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said that the mayor was on the way to the area and that there was "no active threat". The suspect is now in custody.

ABC News reports the truck hit a school bus.

NYPD News' official Twitter account confirms that there are "several fatalities" and the suspect "is in custody".

At the moment, there is "no evidence to suggest a wider plot, a wider scheme", Gov. Andrew Cuomo said at the news conference.

Video from the scene shows at least people lying limp in the street. He said a man came over and kicked the gun out of his hand. The White House said President Trump was briefed by chief of staff John Kelly on the incident in lower Manhattan and "will be continually updated as more details are known".

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