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Multiple people are reported dead and at least 15 others seriously injured, following a truck ramming by a white box truck in lower Manhattan on Tuesday afternoon.
The NYPD is now treating the incident as an act of terror, according to multiple reports. It is also being reported that the suspect yelled “Allahu Akbar.”
This comes on Halloween, days before the NYC marathon which takes place this upcoming Sunday on November 5th.
Mixed reports from witnesses are flowing to all news agencies, creating initial confusion on reporting.
NBC News reported that multiple people have been shot and one person is in custody.
One eyewitness told CBS News, “I saw a truck – a white pick-up truck – going down the bicycle lane & running people over.”
Witnesses are reporting that they saw a white box truck enter a bike path in midtown Manhattan and continue for about two miles before running over cyclists when the truck reached downtown.
NYPD reports that there is no longer an active threat in the area.
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It is unclear just exactly how many people have been hurt in the incident with reports still incoming.
The New York Police Department (NYPD) told people to avoid the Chambers Street and West Street areas.