Eight people killed in New York ‘act of terror’ after truck drives on to bike path

  • Mayor says attack being treated as ‘a particularly cowardly act of terror’
  • NYPD says 29-year-old suspect was shot by police and is in custody

Eight people have been killed and more than a dozen injured after a man drove a truck nearly a mile down a bike path in lower Manhattan on Tuesday, striking pedestrians, cyclists and a school bus.

New York City’s mayor, Bill de Blasio, said the incident was being treated as “a particularly cowardly act of terror”. He said a police officer assigned to the area stopped the attacker by shooting him in the stomach.

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