UPDATE (8:25 p.m.): President Trump's official statement on Tuesday's terror attack, followed by a message from Vice President Pence.
The U.S. people stand w/ NYC after today's cowardly act of terror. When terrorists bring violence, America always brings justice & resolve.— Vice President Pence (@VP) October 31, 2017
UPDATE (5:50 p.m.): The Halloween parade will go on as scheduled.
NYPD says they will go ahead with Halloween Day parade with heightened security.— Brigid Bergin (@brigidbergin) October 31, 2017
No terrorist organization has taken responsibility for today's attack at this time.
UPDATE (5:36 p.m.): ABC is reporting the suspect in custody is Sayfullo Saipov, a 29-year-old from Tampa. Saipov is alive and made statements in the hospital.
JUST IN: Multiple officials tell ABC News suspect in custody is identified as 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov from Tampa, FL— Michael Del Moro (@MikeDelMoro) October 31, 2017
police: suspect is 29 years old.. and he did make statements when he got out of the truck. he is in the hospital.— jose diaz-balart (@jdbalart) October 31, 2017
UPDATE (5:30 p.m.): President Trump has weighed in, and said the attack was committed by a "very sick and deranged person."
In NYC, looks like another attack by a very sick and deranged person. Law enforcement is following this closely. NOT IN THE U.S.A.!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 31, 2017
The driver has been identified only as a 29-year-old male, who was shot in the abdomen. No other identifying information has been released.
Here is a picture purportedly of the suspect:
FIRST PHOTO, man behind today’s terror attack in Manhattan pic.twitter.com/qkmnWOLoLy— New York City Alerts (@NYCityAlerts) October 31, 2017
UPDATE (5:24 p.m.): NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio has declared today's attack to be an act of terror. The death toll has now been raised from six to eight, with more injured.
"Let me be clear, based on the information we have at this moment, this was an act of terror" - Bill de Blasio— Gabriel Debenedetti (@gdebenedetti) October 31, 2017
The people were killed after they were run over by the truck, and the only person shot was the assailant. The firearms were "imitation" and were not real.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that there's no evidence that this attack was part of a larger plot or any additional threat to the city.
UPDATE (4:57 p.m.): The First Lady has tweeted her thoughts and prayers.
My heart breaks for #NYC today. Thoughts & prayers as we monitor the situation.— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) October 31, 2017
UPDATE (4:48 p.m.): The NYPD is now reporting that nine people were injured, not 15. The number killed remains at six, and more witnesses have confirmed that the attacker yelled "Allahu akbar."
BREAKING: Law enforcement official: 6 people dead, 9 hurt as vehicle drives onto bike path in lower Manhattan. (Corrects number of injured)— The Associated Press (@AP) October 31, 2017
Breaking: witnesses tell NYPD suspect shouted “Allah Akhbar”, FBI now taking over case - multiple sources tell CNN— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) October 31, 2017
UPDATE (4:35 p.m.): This story keeps getting a bit stranger. MSNBC has a video of the truck driver holding some sort of weapon, but it's unclear if this is a real gun or a fake gun. The weapon was also reported to be a BB gun.
The driver may have yelled Allahu akbar.
UPDATE (4:23 p.m.): Six people are reported killed.
BREAKING: At least 6 people killed after incident in Lower Manhattan; about a dozen others injured https://t.co/AyhEnRC7bu— BNO News (@BNONews) October 31, 2017
The vehicle struck multiple people on the path. There are several fatalities and numerous people injured.— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) October 31, 2017
UPDATE (3:44 p.m.):
The incident is not believed to be related to terrorism. (See later updates.)
Per PD sources, a fight between two truck drivers lead to one truck hitting multiple pedestrians, and one truck driver opened fired— New York City Alerts (@NYCityAlerts) October 31, 2017
An eyewitness report said it stemmed from a car accident:
Witness describes what he saw in Lower Manhattan pic.twitter.com/Fm3wdrkb10— Myles N. Miller (@MylesMill) October 31, 2017
A person is in custody after a shooting near Stuyvesant High School in Lower Manhattan, the NYPD is reporting. People are being advised to avoid the area due to police activity.
DEVELOPING: Police responding to unfolding incident in Lower Manhattan; at least one person in custody, NYPD says. pic.twitter.com/h3Mi0s2ih0— ABC News (@ABC) October 31, 2017
At least five people have been shot. According to one source, those injured were not police officers.
Per @NYPD1Pct shooter in custody. Driver of Vehicle in custody. *Multiple* people shot. Stay away from area— Buffing Actions News (@BuffingActions) October 31, 2017
Others were reportedly run over by a box truck.
BREAKING: Multiple People Run Over By Box Truck In Manhattan, Reports Multiple People Also Shot https://t.co/vIKtPD55g2— Weasel Zippers (@weaselzippers) October 31, 2017
Mayor Bill de Blasio's office said there is "no active threat" to the area.