At least eight people are reported dead and at least 12 others seriously injured following a truck ramming by a white truck in lower Manhattan on Tuesday afternoon.
In a press conference NYC Mayor Bill Deblasio declared this as an intentional terrorist attack shortly after the FBI Joint Terror Task Force showing up to the scene and the NYPD saying that they are treating this incident as suspected terror.
A source who wishes to remain anonymous told American Military News that they have seen the truck driver up close and says the driver is “definitely of middle eastern descent.”
The driver of the truck rented it from a Home Depot in Jersey, City, New Jersey, drove the truck to lower Manhattan where he drove the truck the wrong way down a bike path and continued for 8 blocks before the truck was stopped.
The driver then got out of the truck with a paintball gun and a bb gun and was then shot by NYPD.
NYC Governor Andrew Cuomo says that this was an attack on freedom and America’s democracy.
The driver of the truck was a 29 year old male and was shot multiple times by a NYPD officer who was on the scene.
The driver is currently alive at Bellevue hospital.