According to Mayor Bill Deblasio, eight people are dead. Authorities also reporting at least 12 injured.
Just after three o'clock, the driver of a truck, identified as 29 year old Syfullo Saipov from Tampa Florida, drove the wrong way down the west side highway bike path for several blocks on the lower west side of Manhattan. When Saipov exited the vehicle, he had a paintball and BB-gun. Police shot him twice and he is being taken to the hospital for treatment.
He is now in police custody and was taken to the hospital for treatment police are calling it terrorism as part of the investigation, based on what Saipov said as he exited the truck.
One witness says, "I saw the driver, he didn't look like he was bleeding. He had a noticeable limp as he was getting out of the car and he was screaming in the street. Customers were running past me yelling, 'he's got a gun!' I did not see any gun, any blood. Maybe that was another person? But he looked pretty bad."
Another says, "From what I saw, I didn't see him hit anyone. I just heard the impact of a crash."
Police say it appears to be a deliberate act and no other suspects are being sought.
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