NEW YORK – Police are investigating a terrorist attack in Lower Manhattan.
According to police, eight people were killed and several others injured when a driver in a Home Depot rental truck drove onto a bike path near the World Trade Center memorial Tuesday afternoon.
We’ll have the latest on this developing story, on Channel 2 Action News This Morning starting at 4:30 a.m.
Law enforcement officials told ABC News the suspect has been identified as 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov from Tampa, Florida.
Police said after plowing through civilians, the suspect hit a school bus. They said he left the car with a paintball gun and a pellet gun.
Police shot him in the abdomen and he was taken to the hospital.
According to ABC News, Saipov allegedly yelled “Allahu Akbar,” which is a key reason authorities are looking at terrorism as a possible motive.
Officials said they believe Saipov acted alone and they do not believe the attack was part of a bigger plot.
Eyewitness to NYC truck attack says alleged suspect “sprinted toward the group of kids” after crashing onto bike path and hitting school bus pic.twitter.com/Sbqt4h7OYS
— ABC News (@ABC) October 31, 2017
ABC NEws confirmed Tuesday night that Saipov left note at scene saying he carried out the attack on behalf of ISIS.
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