Attacker in Downtown NYC Bloodbath Shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’

Tina Moore et al., New York Post, October 31, 2017

A man in a pickup truck killed seven people when he drove onto the West Side bike path in lower Manhattan Tuesday afternoon—and then shouted “Allahu Akbar” as he got out of the car with fake guns, police sources said.

The suspected terror attack happened around 3:15 p.m., when a man in a flatbed pickup truck from Home Depot veered onto the bike path at West St., a few blocks north of Chambers St., police said.

The suspect, who was shot by police, then plowed his car into up to 23 people on the path, killing seven and injuring more than a dozen others, according to cops.

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Video of the scene shows at least two people lying limp on the street. Photos show a smashed-up Home Depot rental truck and two mangled Citi Bikes.

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[Editor’s Note: As of 5:30 EST, the death toll is at 8.]

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