New York truck attacker kills eight

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Published by : CT WEB 2017-11-01 12:28:07

At least eight people have been killed and 11 seriously hurt in New York after the driver of a truck mowed down people on a cycle path in Lower Manhattan.

A 29-year-old man who emerged from the white pick-up truck was shot by a police officer and arrested. Officials later said it was a terror attack.

Media named him as Sayfullo Saipov, an immigrant who came to the US in 2010.

A note was found in the truck that referred to so-called Islamic State, a law enforcement source told CBS News.

The suspect - who had apparently settled in Florida - was taken to hospital.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said it was a "cowardly act of terror aimed at innocent civilians".

(BBC)

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