Children are a favorite target of jihadis.
ABC News: The sprawling crime scene runs about 10 blocks along the West Side Highway, a few blocks away from One World Trade Center.
A suspect was apprehended at the scene. Multiple law enforcement officials told ABC News that the suspect in custody was identified as 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov of Tampa, Florida.
The deadly incident began at about 3:05 p.m., when the vehicle — a Home Depot rental truck, according to the company — entered the West Street pedestrian and bike path north of Chambers Street, hitting multiple people on the path, leaving some dead and “numerous people injured,” New York City police said.
At Chambers Street, the truck collided with a school bus, injuring two adults and two children, police said.
After the collision, the driver of the truck, a 29-year-old man, exited the vehicle brandishing what appeared to be two handguns, police said. A uniformed police officer confronted the suspect and shot him in the abdomen, police said. A paintball gun and a pellet gun were later recovered at the scene, police said.
The suspect shouted something at police when officers confronted him, according to multiple sources.
The suspect was wounded and transported to a hospital, police said.
A witness described the chaotic scene to ABC’s New York station WABC, saying that after the truck hit multiple people on the bike path, it crashed into a school bus at Chambers and West streets, near Stuyvesant High School.
“Everybody started running,” the witness said. “… Everything was happening so fast.”
The witness added of the driver, “He kept going all the way down full speed.”
“Thank god the trick-or-treaters weren’t out yet,” the witness later said.
Video from the scene showed mangled bicycles strewn across the bike path.
There is no active threat, according to the mayor’s press secretary.
Naturally, as we will all undoubtedly be told shortly by the crazy apologists and the loony left for the one millionth time after one of these terror attacks by the crazy Muslim scumbags, this has nothing whatever to do with Islam, the religion of peace. Yeah, and my aunt franny has wheels and they call her a wagon.