Terror stuck along Westside Highway just blocks from Manhattan’s towering World Trade Center when a man drove a rented truck onto a busy bike path pummeling through pedestrains cyclists and into a high school bus.
This was an act of terror and a particularly cowardly act of terror aimed at innocent civilians.
Authorities have identified the suspect as safe loose a puff the 29 year old whose Beck national.He remains in police custody at a New York Hospital.
The drive of the truck, a 29 year-old male excited the vehicle brandishing two handguns.A uniformed police officer assigned to the first Precinct confronted the subject and shot him in the abdomen.
For some witness, the chaos was reminiscent of images of deadly attacks from across Europe.
It always seems really distant but then when it’s right next to you obviously.It’s really shocking and disturbing and you don’t want it to anybody.
Others were left in disbelief.College student Jake Saunders who barely missed a train at a crucial moment considers himself lucky.
If I made that train I would be like right where the shooting is like right there because that was my destination where the shooting was.
The incident took place as parents ready their children to visit neighbors and receive candy treats as part of the annual Halloween celebration.
Kids are you know trick-or-treating and bomb sniffers in the building.Kids have become way too accustomed to this.
The parents across the city insisted the incident would not stand in the way of their evening plans with the kids.
The cowards that have made this terrorist act just really cannot stop our lives we cannot let them take over our lives.And in spite of all mixed feelings and the sadness and in the fear you know where everything has to go on and if we stop then they won and we can’t let that happen.
Ramone Taylor VOA News New York.