[This is ABCs politically correct version...The killer shouted "something"....hmmmm]
At least eight people are dead and others injured after a truck driver made a "purposeful turn" onto a jogging and biking path in lower Manhattan in New York City, police said.
The suspect is in custody. Multiple law enforcement officials tell ABC News that the suspect in custody has been identified as 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov from Tampa, Florida.
Eight dead in terror attack after truck mows down victims on a cycle path just seven blocks from Ground Zero before being shot by police as he waved imitation firearms and screamed Allahu Akbar
- Eight people are dead and 11 people are in hospital in a serious but non life-threatening condition
- The truck driver has been named as 29-year-old Sayfull Saipov, a resident of Florida
- He mounted the West Side Highway bike path at 3.05 pm on Tuesday afternoon at Houston Street
- He then continued southbound for 17 blocks, mowing down pedestrians, runners and cyclists
- He came to a stop when he crashed into a school bus at Chambers Street and then hopped out of the truck
- The man was then seen brandishing two fake guns before being shot in the stomach by an NYPD officer
- He survived and was taken to hospital where he now remains under the supervision of police