This is a breaking news story and will likely be updated…
Eight people were killed and a dozen injured Tuesday after a man drove a rented pickup truck down a bike lane in lower Manhattan, plowing into cyclists and colliding with a school bus. After driving for several blocks, the man exited the truck and — according to witnesses — fired a weapon that may have been a pellet gun. Shortly thereafter, the suspect was shot by police and taken into custody.
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The incident is being investigated as a terrorist attack. The police say they are not searching for any other suspects.
CBS News posted a video of scene:
— CBS News (@CBSNews) October 31, 2017
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo traveled to the scene Tuesday and gave a press conference with updates from police that evening. Both the mayor and governor referred to the event as an “act of terror.”
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) October 31, 2017
The New York Times reported later Tuesday evening that the suspect had been identified as 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov, and that he was in critical condition after being shot by a police officer in the abdomen. “Saipov came to the United States from Uzbekistan in 2010, and had a green card that allowed permanent legal residence,” according to the Times, which noted he had lived in Paterson, New Jersey, and Tampa, Florida.