8 people have been confirmed dead and 11 others injured after a truck driver mowed down people on a cycle path in Lower Manhattan.
The driver of the truck, a 29-year-old man was shot by a police officer and arrested. He has also been identified as Sayfullo Saipov, an immigrant who came to the US in 2010 and had apparently settled in Florida.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has labelled the act as a “cowardly act of terror aimed at innocent civilians”.
“We know that this action was intended to break our spirit. But we also know that New Yorkers are strong, New Yorkers are resilient and our spirit will never be moved by an act of violence and an act meant to intimidate us.” He added.
New York Police Department (NYPD) Commissioner James O’Neill said the injured had “serious but non-life threatening injuries”.