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Eight dead in terror attack after truck mows down victims on a cycle path in Manhattan New York City

Eight people are dead and 11 have been injured after a truck mounted a bicycle path in lower Manhattan on Tuesday afternoon, mowing down cyclists and runners while shouting 'Allahu Akbar'. The driver made his way from down towards Tribeca on the West Side Highway from Houston Street and mounted the bike path a few blocks north of Chambers Street at 3.05pm. After striking several cyclists and runners, he came to a stop when his truck crashed into a school bus beneath the Tribeca bridge. There were children inside the school bus at the time who are among the injured people in hospital. The man then emerged from his rented truck waving a paintball gun in one hand and a pellet gun in the other. He was then shot in the stomach by an on-duty NYPD officer who was at the scene. The driver is being described as a 29-year-old male. Police have not released his identity or confirmed his nationality but they are certain he committed the attack as an act of terror. 
BREAKING> suspect behinds today terror attack in Manhattan is 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov from Tampa, FL.

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