“Based on the information we have at this moment, this was an act of terror. And a particularly cowardly act of terror,” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a press conference two hours after the attack.
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Multiple people are dead after a man in a rented van drove down a popular Manhattan bike path on Tuesday, hitting several pedestrians before being shot by police, officials said. Eight people were killed and 12 were injured, including two children, officials said. The driver, a 29-year-old man, was taken into custody, police said.
The New York Police Department posted on its Twitter feed that one person was in custody Tuesday. A large number of police vehicles could be seen in Manhattan near West Street and Chambers Street, which is near a community college and a high school and a few blocks north of the National Sept. 11 Memorial.
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