Eight Dead in Truck Attack on Manhattan Bike Path; Suspect Arrested

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A pickup truck driver killed eight people and injured more than a dozen others when he drove down a New York City bike path on Tuesday afternoon in what authorities said was a terrorist attack.

The 29-year-old driver was shot by police in the abdomen and taken into custody after he crashed the truck into a school bus and fled his vehicle, New York City Police Commissioner James O‘Neill told a news conference.

A spokesperson for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security called the incident an “apparent act of terrorism.”