Friday, 22 November, 2019


"Act of Terror" Leaves 8 Dead in New York City, Officials Say

"Act of Terror" Leaves 8 Dead in New York City, Officials Say
Bennie Garza | 01 November, 2017, 20:46

The suspect drove a rented pickup truck from retailer Home Depot southbound down a bike and pedestrian lane, striking people before colliding with a school bus, injuring two adults and two children.

"In the lone wolf scenario, it's very hard to police", Cuomo said. "Two law enforcement officials said that investigators discovered handwritten notes in Arabic near the truck that indicated allegiance to ISIS", The Times reported, citing unnamed sources.

"Today there was an act of terror in close proximity to several schools in lower Manhattan", Farina said.

New York City woke up Wednesday with a sense of resilience following the senseless truck ramming in lower Manhattan on Tuesday afternoon that left eight dead and others injured.

FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro confirmed that six people-all male-were confirmed dead at the scene. "It looked as he'd been shot", Williams added. manhattan shooting reuters 650 Emergency services said the incident happened near Stuyvesant High School "Little bit crazy" The last mass casualty incident in NY was on May 18, when a US Navy veteran plowed a vehicle into pedestrians in Times Square, killing an 18-year-old woman from MI and injuring 22 other people. Two others died at area hospitals, he said, and eleven have serious, but non life-threatening injuries. The suspect then stepped out of the vehicle, brandishing two apparent handguns, before being shot in the abdomen by a police officer, police said.

"Everybody started running", the witness said.

The witness added of the driver, "He kept going all the way down full speed".

Video from the scene showed mangled bicycles strewn across the bike path. "I thought it was an accident".

"I had communications with him through email, text, his cell phone, his office phone and emails with Ross and calls with Ross", he testified.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions and FBI Director Christopher Wray have also been briefed. "Our deepest condolences go out to the victims of this vicious terrorist attack and our hearts are with all the people of NY".

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