Eight people killed with more than a dozen people injured in a tragic terrorist attack in New York City

Eight people killed with more than a dozen people injured in a tragic terrorist attack in New York City

By Jay-Anna Mobbs

A 29 year old man in a rented ute has killed eight people leaving more than a dozen others injured in a terrorist attack near the World Trade Centre memorial.

Emergency services said the attack happened at at 3:06 pm (1906 GMT) at Chambers and West Streets in the Tribeca area, when the man ploughed his vehicle through a busy bicycle path.

The driver of the vehicle was shot in the abdomen by Police once he had jumped out of the ute with what later was found to be a paintball gun and pallet gun.

He was taken to a local hospital.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio confirmed the incident was an act of terror based on current information.

“Let me be clear, based on the information we have at this moment, this was an act of terror and a particularly cowardly act of terror, aimed at innocent civilians, aimed at people going about their lives who had no idea what was about to hit them,” Mr de Blasio said.

 

The driver entered the bike path on West street sticking down at least 15 people.

Police also confirmed the truck had collided with a school bus on Chambers street injuring two adults and two children.

Police were Tweeting the current situation of events.

US President Donald Trump has been briefed on the attack as told by the White House.

“Our Thoughts and prayers are with all those affected,” spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio continued to urge the attack will not break the strong spirit of New Yorkers.

“We know that this action was intended to break our spirit, but we also know 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.”

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