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Eight Killed as Truck Rams Cyclists in New York

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A man yelling “Allahu Akbar” killed eight and wounded more than a dozen as he rammed his vehicle into a popular Manhattan bike path on Tuesday. Police arrested the attacker and are investigating the incident:

Eight people were killed and more than 12 were injured, the mayor of New York said, when a truck rammed cyclists and hit a school bus Tuesday near the World Trade Center memorial, in what law enforcement officials are treating as a terror attack.

Police and witnesses said a motorist drove down a busy bicycle path for several blocks, striking cyclists and pedestrians, then emerged from the vehicle shouting “Allahu akbar” and waving what appeared to be two guns.

The firearms were later found to have been a paintball gun and pellet gun, NYPD Commissioner James P. O’Neill said, refuting earlier reports that the attacker had opened fire.

Officers pursued the driver and shot him in the stomach, police said. He was then arrested and taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. ABC News identified the attacker as Sayfullo Saipov, 29, from Tampa, Florida.

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