New York Truck Attack Being Investigated as “Act of Terror”

Investigators work around the wreckage of a Home Depot pickup truck, a day after it was used to attack pedestrians, in New York on November 1, 2017. (Photo: JEWEL SAMAD / AFP / Getty Images)Investigators work around the wreckage of a Home Depot pickup truck, a day after it was used to attack pedestrians, in New York on November 1, 2017. (Photo: JEWEL SAMAD / AFP / Getty Images)This is a breaking news story and will likely be updated...Eight people were killed and a dozen injured Tuesday after a man drove a rented pickup truck down a bike lane in lower Manhattan, plowing into cyclists and colliding with a school bus. After driving for several blocks, the man exited the truck and -- according to witnesses -- fired a weapon that may have been a pellet gun. Shortly thereafter, the suspect was shot by police and taken into custody.The incident is being investigated as a terrorist attack. The police say they are not searching for any other suspects.CBS News posted a video of scene: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo traveled to the scene Tuesday and gave a press conference with updates from police that evening. Both the mayor and governor referred to the event as an "act of terror." The New York Times reported later Tuesday evening that the suspect had been identified as 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov, and that he was in critical condition after being shot by a police officer in the abdomen. "Saipov came to the United States from Uzbekistan in 2010, and had a green card that allowed permanent legal residence," according to the Times, which noted he had lived in Paterson, New Jersey, and Tampa, Florida.

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