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Up to 6 dead, multiple casualties after truck mows down cyclists in Lower Manhattan

Up to 6 dead, multiple casualties after truck mows down cyclists in Lower Manhattan
Posted at 3:49 PM, Oct 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-31 13:04:55-04

(RNN) -  Up to six people are dead and as many as 15 more injured after a man driving a truck went the wrong way down a bike path in Lower Manhattan deliberately mowing down cyclists, CNN reported.

NYPD told CNN that a white pickup truck drove several blocks down the bike path hitting several people from behind. When the driver exited the vehicle he appeared to have a gun; officers shot him and took him into custody.

The mayor's office said there is no longer any active threat.

The event unfolded in the Tribeca neighborhood in lower Manhattan a few blocks from the World Trade Center. Nearby Stuyvesant High School was immediately locked down.

People took to social media to report that they were hearing gunshots.

In video from the scene, several bodies and bicycles were strewn along a bike path alongside Chambers and West streets. Traffic is heavily backed up after authorities closed the streets down.

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