8 killed in New York as a truck driven into a cycle path

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At least eight people have been killed and 11 seriously hurt in New York after the driver of a truck mowed down people on a cycle path in Lower Manhattan.A 29-year-old man who emerged from the white pick-up truck was shot by a police officer and arrested.

Officials later said it was a terror attack.

Media named him as Sayfullo Saipov, an immigrant who came to the US in 2010.

A note was found in the truck that referred to so-called Islamic State.

The suspect is from the central Asian nation of Uzbekistan and came to the United States in 2010.

The incident is being investigated as terrorism, officials said. Witnesses reported the suspect was yelling “Allahu Akbar,” according to four law enforcement sources. The FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force is taking over the lead of the investigation.

A Tampa, Florida, address is connected to the suspect. Investigators are also looking into a possible connection to New Jersey, the sources said.

President Donald Trump tweeted that the incident “looks like another attack by a very sick and deranged person.” In a later tweet, he wrote, “My thoughts, condolences and prayers to the victims and families of the New York City terrorist attack. God and your country are with you!”

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