8 People Dead, Several Injured When Gunman Driving Home Depot Truck Plows Through Bike Lane In Manhattan
Terrorist Attack In Manhattan
Terrible news coming out of New York….
Eight people were killed and several others were injured when a gunman driving a Home Depot truck plowed through a bike lane in Lower Manhattan on Tuesday afternoon.
Via NY Daily News:
Eyewitnesses told police the driver yelled “Allahu Akbar!” — Arabic for “God is great!” — after leaving the mangled bodies scattered behind his rental truck.
The Middle Eastern man was arrested after police shot him in the rear end. Sources said he was waving a pair of guns when cops reached the scene.
The truck jumped the curb near Houston St. at 3:04 p.m. and began bearing down on the unsuspecting bicyclists, sources told the Daily News. Video showed crumpled two-wheelers and four bodies left in the vehicle’s deadly wake.
The arrest followed a crash involving the runaway truck on West St. a few blocks north of the World Trade Center. Several eyewitnesses initially through it was some sort of Halloween prank.
Sending up prayers for NYC and everyone impacted by this senseless act of terrorism.