Home Depot On Highway 78
NEW YORK (AP) — A man in a active auto barter mowed bottomward pedestrians and bicyclists forth a active bike aisle abreast the World Barter Centermost canonizing Tuesday, killing at atomic eight and abasing 11 others in what the ambassador alleged "a decidedly afraid act of terror."
The 29-year-old disciplinarian was attempt in the belly by badge and taken into aegis afterwards jumping out of the barter with what angry out to be a affected gun in anniversary duke and shouting "Allahu Akbar!" admiral said. His action was not anon released.
Witnesses declared a arena of agitation and blood, with bodies agreeable in abhorrence and the aisle broadcast with burst bicycles and bodies that were anon covered over with tarps.
The advance bankrupt streets beyond the western bend of Manhattan forth the Hudson River and beatific admiral hasty to the adjacency as bodies able for Halloween festivities, including the anniversary array through Greenwich Village.
The driver's character was not anon released.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo alleged it a "lone wolf" advance and said there was no affirmation to advance it was allotment of a added plot.
A law administration official who was not accustomed to altercate the case about and batten on action of anonymity said assemblage told badge the antagonist yelled, "Allahu akbar!" — "God is great" in Arabic — as he got out of the truck.
Asked about that at a account conference, New York City Badge Commissioner James O'Neill replied: "Yeah. He did accomplish a account aback he exited the vehicle." He said the account and the adjustment of advance led badge to achieve it was a agitator act.
On Twitter, President Donald Trump alleged it "another advance by a actual ailing and deranged person" and declared, "NOT IN THE U.S.A."
Cities about the apple accept been on active adjoin attacks by extremists in vehicles. The Islamic State has been auspicious its followers to mow bottomward people, and England, France and Germany accept all apparent baleful agent attacks in contempo months and years.
Police said the vehicle, a active Home Depot truck, entered the bike aisle at about 3 p.m. on West Street a few blocks from the new World Barter Centermost — the armpit of the deadliest alarm advance in U.S. history — and mowed bottomward several people. The barter again angry at Chambers Street abreast the barter centermost site, arresting a baby chicken academy bus and abasing two adults and two children.
In accession to those killed, 11 bodies were actively injured, badge said.
A paintball gun and a pellet gun were begin at the scene, badge said.
"This was an act of terror, and a decidedly afraid act of alarm aimed at innocent civilians, aimed at bodies activity about their lives who had no abstraction what was about to hit them," Ambassador Bill de Blasio said.
At atomic two bodies could be apparent lying on the aisle below tarps, and the advanced end of the auto was burst in.
Tom Gay, a academy photographer, was on Warren Street and heard bodies adage there was an accident. He went bottomward to West Street and a woman came about the bend shouting, "He has a gun! He has a gun!"
Gay said he ashore his arch about the bend and saw a attenuate man in a dejected clue clothing active southbound on West Street captivation a gun. He said there was a beefy man advancing him.
He said he heard bristles or six shots and the man in the tracksuit fell to the ground, gun still aloft in the air. He said a man came over and kicked the gun out of his hand.
Eugene Duffy, 43, a chef at a beach restaurant, said he was bridge West Street aback he heard something, angry aback and saw the white auto on the bike path.
After seeing the burst bikes, he ran south, seeing the academy bus that appeared to accept been T-boned, and admiral at the scene, accoutrements drawn, ducked abaft convoying cars.
"So abounding badge came and they didn't apperceive what was happening," Duffy said. "People were screaming. Females were agreeable at the top of their lungs."
Uber disciplinarian Chen Yi said he saw a barter break into bodies on a accepted bike aisle adjoining to the West Ancillary Highway. He said he again heard seven to eight shots and again badge pointing a gun at a man admiration on the pavement.
"I saw a lot of claret over there. A lot of bodies on the ground," Yi said.
Video footage of the academy bus showed its appropriate ancillary bashed in, and firefighters surrounding it as they formed to chargeless accouchement inside.