6 dead after truck drives onto bike path in New York
New York – At least six people were killed and several others injured after a truck drove onto a bike path in lower Manhattan in New York City on Tuesday.
A vehicle entered the West Street pedestrian and bike path north of Chambers Street, hitting multiple people on the path, leaving some dead and “numerous people injured,” New York City police said, citing preliminary investigation.
The vehicle kept driving south until it hit another vehicle, police said. At that point, the suspect, who was “displaying imitation firearms,” got out of the vehicle and was shot by responding officers, authorities said. The suspect is in custody, police said. A truck hit multiple people on the bike path on the West Side Highway, a witness told ABC’s New York station WABC. The truck crashed into a school bus at Chambers and West streets, near Stuyvesant High School, the witness added. “Everybody started running,” the witness said. “…Everything was happening so fast.” The witness added of the driver, “He kept going all the way down full speed.” “Thank God the trick-or-treaters weren’t out yet,” the witness later said.
Video from the scene showed mangled bicycles strewn across the bike path. There is no active threat, according to the mayor’s press secretary.