New York City incident: What we know so far

Jerome Frank
November 1, 2017

The suspect was taken into custody after the incident in Manhattan, police said.

The suspect was screaming while exiting the vehicle, Associated Press reported.

New York Police Department says that one person is in custody, and that an investigation into the incident is ongoing.

ABC News reports the truck hit a school bus.

Police have advised people to stay away from the area, which is around the Chambers Street. The office of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said the governor was heading to the scene.

Police Commissioner James O'Neill described the vehicle as a rented Home Depot pickup truck and said that, after striking people on the bike path, it collided with a school bus, injuring two adults and two children. At least two bodies could be seen lying on the path beneath tarps.

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"Be safe with your kids out there", Groban added.

De Blasio urged New Yorkers to be vigilant but not intimidated during any Halloween festivities following the incident.

The incident in lower Manhattan was being treated as a terrorist attack, two United States government sources said.

"Obviously, if you're anxious about friends or relatives or love ones in NY, please make sure you try to contact them and if you're unable to do so, then call our departments of foreign affairs hotline".

The website now states: "Terrorists are very likely to try to carry out attacks in the USA". The White House said President Trump was briefed by chief of staff John Kelly on the incident in lower Manhattan and "will be continually updated as more details are known". Law enforcement is following this closely. "I recalled hearing five gunshots in quick succession and immediately the officer ... left to investigate the situation from the direction we heard the noise coming from".

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