As much as six individuals had been killed close to Stuyvesant Excessive Faculty in decrease Manhattan Tuesday afternoon in a wild incident that concerned a truck ramming into victims on the West Aspect bike path, police sources stated.
The mayhem occurred at West Avenue and Chambers Avenue at three:15 p.m. The suspect was shot and is in police custody, cops stated.
Witnesses described a scene of terror, saying a person in a truck ran over two individuals earlier than plowing into a college bus.
“Jesus! A automobile simply ran over 2 individuals after which crashed into a college bus. I see two useless our bodies and citibikes on the ground destroyed,” a Twitter person wrote.
The suspect then obtained out of his car with two weapons, one other witness stated.
“What occurred was there was a automobile crash … he got here out of one of many vehicles. He had two weapons,” a 14-year-old Stuyvesant Excessive Faculty pupil stated. “We thought it was a Halloween factor. He began working across the freeway. There was one other man in a inexperienced shirt that was chasing him round.”
“I heard 4 to 6 gunshots — everyone begins working,” she added.
Video of the scene exhibits no less than two individuals mendacity limp on the road. Images present a smashed-up Dwelling Depot rental truck and two mangled Citi Bikes.
Counter-terror police had been looking out the truck for explosives.
“Oh my god I simply heard gun pictures and ran with my canine. Downtown. F–okay,” Josh Groban tweeted.
Police shut down the FDR Drive south of 34th Avenue to hurry victims to Bellevue Hospital.