BREAKING: Multiple Fatality Incident Reported In New York City, Pickup Truck Plows Through Bike Path

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Posted: Oct 31, 2017 4:12 PM
BREAKING: Multiple Fatality Incident Reported In New York City, Pickup Truck Plows Through Bike Path

UPDATE: Christine jumped on this--please go to her post for the latest updates.

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A man in a pickup truck drove down a strip of bike path in New York City, hitting multiple individuals. Six people have been reported dead, with another 11 injured. The incident occurred in Lower Manhattan. There are reports that the suspect had a firearm, but that’s not confirmed.   

Via NYT:

A man on Tuesday afternoon drove a pickup truck down a lengthy stretch of bike path next to the Hudson River in Lower Manhattan, striking numerous people. The vehicle collided with a school bus from Stuyvesant High School.

There were some reports the man fired gunshots from the truck, but officials could not immediately confirm that. The police said a suspect had been taken into custody.

Officials said as many as six people had been killed and 11 injured.

A large section of the West Side Highway was closed for the investigation as hundreds of officers, including the bomb squad, responded to the scene.