Up to six people were killed near Stuyvesant High School in lower Manhattan Tuesday afternoon in a wild incident that involved a truck ramming into victims on the West Side bike path, police sources said.
The mayhem happened at West Street and Chambers Street at 3:15 p.m. The suspect was shot and is in police custody, cops said.
Witnesses described a scene of terror, saying a man in a truck ran over two people before plowing into a school bus.
“Jesus! A car just ran over 2 people and then crashed into a school bus. I see two dead bodies and citibikes on the floor destroyed,” a Twitter user wrote.
The suspect then got out of his vehicle with two guns, another witness said.
Updated: Unconfirmed report that Fox News Radio just reported that a Witnesses said that the driver yelled Allah Akbar and the FBI is on the scene.
Update: Drudge Report confirms driver shouted “Allah Akbar”.
Updated NYPost story here.
Update: Middle Eastern Man arrested
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.
Update: Live link added.
Update: Gateway Pundit has video of suspect running from police here.
Update: Terrorist ID’ed as Sayfullo Saipov
Updated: Live Link (FOX)
Updated: Killed for ISIS