Multiple people reportedly hit by Home Depot truck in Lower Manhattan, 1 in custody
TRIBECA, Manhattan — Emergency officials are on scene in Lower Manhattan where multiple people were injured, an FDNY spokesperson said.
It appears several people were hit by a Home Depot truck around Hudson Street and Chambers Street shortly after 3 p.m.
At least five people were hurt, sources said. At least two people were killed. They may have been on bicycles.
One person is in custody, police said. The person in custody was shot by police.
“A car just ran over 2 people and then crashed into a school bus,” one person on scene tweeted. “I see two dead bodies and citibikes on the floor destroyed.”
FOX is reporting there is no active threat, suspect was shot by police
NYPD now saying this began as a fight between 2 truck drivers, one ran over pedestrians, the other started shooting???
FOX says NYPD reporting multiple fatalities
FOX: Truck drove 10-14 (!) blocks on a bicycle path, running people over, was then intentionally cut off by school bus then got out with what may have been a toy gun (and not actually shot anyone) and was then shot by police.
FOX reporting JTTC says driver exited vehicle (Home Depot rental truck - AOW) with a paintball gun and BB and shouting Allahu Ackbar before police shot him.
At least 4 dead (now 6 dead, 15 injured - AOW)
School bus driver did stop the truck rampage but also possibly as many as 11 injured on the school bus as a result.
AOW here: awaiting an NYPD press conference (now = 4:38 PM, EDT). No word yet as to exactly when the press conference will begin. BTW, some blabber on Fox is saying this may not be terrorism, even though the truck driver may have screamed Allahu Akbar.
At least six people were killed Tuesday afternoon when a speeding Home Depot truck plowed along a Lower Manhattan bike path, running down helpless riders from behind, sources said.
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.
One person on the bus was critically injured and rushed to Bellevue Hospital. Authorities said five others on the bus were injured.
A horde of police vehicles and first responders descended on the scene as eyewitnesses reported hearing as many as 15 gunshots after the second crash.
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PASTORIUS CUTTING IN:
8 DEAD; 15 INJURED...