Manhattan attack: Eight dead after motorist drives down path

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AT LEAST six people have been killed in NY on Tuesday afternoon local time by a gunman firing from his truck, police sources said. He's in custody, police say.

Five people have reportedly been shot in an apparent shooting incident in lower Manhattan.

"A guy got out with his biker jacket and started shootin gup the place", he said.

Uber driver Chen Yi said he saw a truck plow into people on a popular bike path adjacent to the West Side Highway.

The police have not confirmed any gunfire besides shots fired by officers. Witnesses at the scene said the man also hit a school bus at some point during the alleged rampage.

"It's really bad down here", the person said.

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called it a "lone wolf" attack. "When I ran up the bridge, I saw this dude with two guns".

"Box truck on Chambers and West, we need that area cleared", said one officer. Federal Bureau of Investigation agents are also on scene investigating the attack, which Mayor Bill de Blasio called an "act of terror". Police said they are not looking for any other suspects.

People on social media had posted messages about possible shots fired in the area as well as about a vehicle striking people, but it was unclear what had happened.

USA media said a gunman opened fire from a vehicle not far from Stuyvesant High School.

A suspect has been arrested after several people were struck by a vehicle in New York City. The White House said President Trump was briefed by chief of staff John Kelly on the incident in lower Manhattan and "will be continually updated as more details are known".

"Our Thoughts and prayers are with all those affected", spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said.