REPORT: 8 People Killed In New York City Terror Attack, Witnesses Say Suspect Screamed “Allahu Akbar”

The attacker rammed a truck into bicyclists, killing 8 people and wounding over a dozen more. A school bus was also reportedly hit.

The FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force has reportedly taken over the investigation, a clear indication that an Islamist terror motive is suspected in the attack.

Here’s what the NYPD said on Twitter:

WARNING: Graphic video of the aftermath of the attack:

The terrorist reportedly got out of the truck holding a gun, when police opened fire. The attacker was hit in the leg and then captured alive. They are now said to be in hospital.

While the original death toll was reported at 6 people, during a press conference the NYC Mayor said the toll had reached 8.

Spencer Fernando

Photo – Twitter