Driver drove south from further uptown and mounted the bike path a few blocks above Chambers Street
He mowed down several cyclists and runners, according to police sources, then crashed into a school bus
The driver then reportedly got out of the Home Depot truck with fake guns in his hands and was shot by police
The suspect survived and is in hospital but it remains unclear how many he injured in his path of destruction
He had rented the truck from Home Depot which said it was cooperating with authorities after the attack
At least six people were killed and 15 were injured when a truck driver deliberately mowed down people and targeted a school bus in lower Manhattan Tuesday in what authorities are investigating as an act of terror, officials tell News 4 New York.
More than a dozen people were hit when the driver of a Home Depot rental truck zoomed at least 10 blocks down a popular bike bath from West Houston to Chambers streets.
The man crashed into a school bus carrying three children during the rampage, and police say that he’d deliberately targeted that bus. Witnesses told police they saw the driver swerve the truck to target the school bus. They said the driver screamed “Allah’ akbar” in the truck, then emerged carrying two fake guns — either BB or paint guns — and started running around before he was finally shot by police.
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