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Truck hits people on path near World Trade Center; gunfire reported

Truck hits people on path near World Trade Center; gunfire reported

Officials said six victims, all men, were pronounced dead at the scene.

The incident happened in the area of Chambers and West Streets in the upmarket TriBeCa neighborhood.

The NYPD says a vehicle entered the pedestrian/bike bath a few blocks north of Chamber Street where it struck multiple people. The person displayed "imitation firearms", police said.

At least eight people are dead near the West Side Highway in New York City after they were purposefully struck by a truck; the Federal Bureau of Investigation is now investigating the incident as a possible act of terror, ABC News reports. Several fatalities occurred on that path, police say. The vehicle kept driving south until it hit another vehicle, the police said.

NY officials say the suspect is a 29-year-old male but did not release his identity.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called the incident "an act of terror, and a particularly cowardly act of terror aimed at innocent civilians". The truck also slammed into a small yellow school bus. The suspect is now in custody.

Video of the scene shows at least two people lying limp in the street. People are running past me, saying, 'He's got a gun.

A man involved in the crash got out of one of the vehicles with a gun in his hand, according to witnesses.

President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump tweeted about the attack.

"It is an unfolding situation and our thoughts are with those who have been affected by this tragedy", she said on Channel Seven's Sunrise program.

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