A suspected terror attack Tuesday left eight people dead, and at least 15 people injured in lower Manhattan, according to reports.

Police arrested 29-year-old Tampa, Florida resident Sayfullo Saipov – an Uzbek national – who they believe drove a Home Depot rental truck onto a hike and bike path in the neighborhood of Tribeca and rammed into a school bus.

Several witnesses reported the man, who reports initially claimed fired shots, yelled, “Allahu akbar!” during the attack.

Watch eyewitness video below (Warning: Graphic Content):

NYPD officers shot and apprehended the suspect, who was carrying a B.B. gun or a pellet gun, in addition to a paintball gun.

The FBI announced they’ll investigate the event as a terror attack, after first characterizing the incident as potential “road rage.”

Tribeca is one of the most expensive neighborhoods in Manhattan, and is home to unique architecture associated with the city.

This mass killing event comes just a month after the Mandalay Bay massacre, the deadliest mass shooting in the U.S. that left 59 dead and hundreds injured.

President Trump issued the following statements on Twitter:

The president also commented on the possibility the attack may have been inspired by the radical Islamic terror group ISIS, who recently called for October 31 Halloween attacks.


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