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.

 

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