Parts of several mangled bicycles littered the popular bike path along the West Side Highway and the Hudson River, as medics tended to the wounded in the background. The truck also slammed into a small yellow school bus.
The NYPD says a vehicle entered the pedestrian/bike bath a few blocks north of Chamber Street where it struck multiple people. Stay on top of breaking news stories with the ABC11 News AppAccording to a spokesman for Mayor Bill de Blasio, the mayor has been briefed on the incident and said there is no active threat.
The incident is being investigated as terrorism, according to multiple law enforcement sources. "A lot of people on the ground", Yi said.
At least two bodies could be seen lying on the path beneath tarps. The driver, a 29-year-old man, was shot and then taken into custody by police after getting out of the rental truck armed with a paintball gun and an air rifle.
Police shot the person who exited the vehicle, which looked like a rented Home Depot truck.
The suspect was taken into custody after the incident in Manhattan, police said.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called it a "lone wolf" attack.
He says he ran south and saw a yellow half-size school bus that appeared to have been T-boned and firefighters trying to get children out. He went down to West Street and a woman came around the corner shouting, "He has a gun!" Thoughts & prayers as we monitor the situation.