The FBI is now investigating a deadly truck accident in lower Manhattan as an “act of terror,” NBC New York reports.
At least six people were killed Tuesday when a truck drove the wrong way down the West Side Highway bike path, ramming into pedestrians and cyclists. CNN reports the suspect shouted “Allah Akhbar” as he drove into the crowd.
#BREAKING #UPDATE 6 dead, 15 injured after rental truck drives down 10 blocks in Lower Manhattan and mows people down – @nypd on scene – @fbi investigating it as an "act of terror" https://t.co/GmWFtBycL2
— Paul Michael Mueller (@WFLAPaulM) October 31, 2017
BREAKING: Police now consider Lower Manhattan truck strike "deliberate and a possible act of terrorism."
— Eyewitness News (@ABC7NY) October 31, 2017
Breaking: witnesses tell NYPD suspect shouted “Allah Akhbar”, FBI now taking over case – multiple sources tell CNN
— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) October 31, 2017