NYPD Takes Suspect Into Custody After Violent Event in Lower Manhattan

NEW YORK — New York Police Department officials are still investigating an incident in lower Manhattan involving a vehicle that left several pedestrians and cyclists dead and injured.
The NYPD’s Twitter feed confirmed there is one individual in custody. “All information is preliminary as the investigation is ongoing.”
The NYPD account detailed Tuesday afternoon’s events that started when a vehicle entered the West Street pedestrian and bike path a few blocks north of Chambers Street. The vehicle struck several people on the path, resulting in several fatalities and injuries, according to the NYPD. The vehicle then continued south, striking another vehicle. The suspect exited the vehicle displaying imitation firearms and was shot by NYPD, the Twitter feed continued. Pedestrians and drivers in the area were advised to avoid the area of Chambers Street/West Street due to the police activity. “Expect many emergency personnel in the area,” the NYPD posted.
A video post shows a battered white truck and a few people and bicycles lying on a bike path which is reportedly near Stuyvesant High School. Police and emergency responders responded to the scene and traffic in the area was knotted.
Numerous fashion and media businesses are housed in the area, including Time Inc. and Condé

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