Pedestrians Struck by Truck Near World Trade Center, At Least Seven People Dead
October 31, 2017
At least seven people were killed and multiple others injured Tuesday in New York City when a truck drove through a crowd.
Following the crash, the suspect was “displaying imitation firearms,” police said, according to ABC News.
Police also said the man was heard shouting “Allahu Akbar,” as reported by multiple news outlets. The incident is being treated as a potential terror attack.
According to WPIX, the crash occurred around 3 p.m. near Hudson and Chambers streets in Lower Manhattan.
An individual driving a Home Depot box truck reportedly drove along a bike lane, where he hit multiple victims.
In addition to the injuries sustained by victims, police reportedly shot a suspect before taking the person into custody.
Police went on to advise locals to expect “many emergency personnel” in the area as the investigation continues, CNN reported.
News of the incident quickly began to spread via social media Tuesday afternoon.
“This was an act of terror, and a particularly cowardly act of terror,” New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said, “aimed at innocent civilians, aimed at people going about their lives who had no idea what was about to hit them.” per CNN.
This is horrific but another in a long list of reasons WHY TRUMP IS RIGHT. Get serious! Shut down these people NOW.
Wonder how MSM will spin this when even one of the most liberal of mayors makes such a statement?