One person in custody, multiple fatalities in Manhattan

Trevor Jackson
November 1, 2017

The driver exited the vehicle, appeared to have a gun and tje man was shot and taken into custody by NYPD.

The driver jumped out of the truck Tuesday with a fake gun in each hand and was shot by police.

The Associated Press initially reported 15 people were injured in the incident, but later corrected that number to 11.

One person was arrested after the incident, according to an NYPD spokesman.

The suspect, driving in a Home Depot rental truck, hopped a curb at West Houston Street and drove south on the bike path on the west side of West Side Highway in Lower Manhattan for several blocks, the official said. Witnesses at the scene said the man also hit a school bus at some point during the alleged rampage.

The incident occurred at Chambers Street and West Street, which is near a community college, a high school and a few blocks north of the September 11 memorial. The office of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said the governor was heading to the scene. "When I ran up the bridge, I saw this dude with two guns".

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Police bomb units, ambulances and helicopters descended on the area in response to the attack, a Citigroup (C) official on the ground told FOX Business' Charlie Gasparino.

"Be safe with your kids out there", Groban added.

The incident in lower Manhattan was being treated as a terrorist attack, two U.S. government sources said.

Facebook initiated a safety check-in relating to the incident.

The website now states: "Terrorists are very likely to try to carry out attacks in the USA".

US President Donald Trump said on Twitter that "a very sick and deranged person" had carried out the attack. Law enforcement is following this closely. We thought it was a Halloween thing.

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