New York attack
Six people was killed by a man driving truck
mowed down people on a pedestrian and cycle path in Lower Manhattan.
A man who emerged from the vehicle brandishing imitation guns was shot and arrested by police officers.
Police urged people to avoid the area as a major emergency services operation got under way.
New York City’s mayor and governor are at the scene. US media are calling the incident a terror attack.
One eyewitness, identified as “Eugene,” told ABC Channel 7 that
He saw a white truck driving fast down the cycle path alongside the West Side Highway, near Stuyvesant High School, at full speed and hitting a number of people.
He also reported hearing about nine or 10 shots.
Scene of incident in lower Manhattan, where multiple people are injured. pic.twitter.com/oDfunewdNV
— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) October 31, 2017