Manhattan truck crash leaves 6 dead, police sources say

Multiple law enforcement officials tell ABC News that the suspect in custody has been identified as 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov from Tampa, Florida.

Police said one person has been arrested in connection with the incident.

Witnesses have described a chaotic scene of the white pickup truck hitting bicyclists and then slamming into a school bus.

Police in New York City have responded to the lower west end of Manhattan after an incident involving a vehicle left at least 6 people dead and multiple others injured.

Earlier a vehicle entered the West St. pedestrian/bike path a few blocks north of Chambers St. It is a selective public school, one of nine specialized New York City high schools that admit students based on test scores.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio was en route to the scene of the incident and there was "no active threat", a spokesman tweeted.

At least two bodies could be seen lying motionless on the path beneath tarps near mangled bicycles.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says the president and NY native has been briefed by White House chief of staff John Kelly and "will be continually updated as more details are known". He went down to West Street and a woman came around the corner shouting, "He has a gun!" The guy with the two guns, for some reason, was running around.

The suspect, in a Home Depot rental truck, hopped a curb at West Houston Street and drove south on the West Street bike path on west side of West Side Highway, the official said. He said there was a heavyset man pursuing him. The driver exited the vehicle, appeared to have a gun and tje man was shot and taken into custody by NYPD. Thoughts & prayers as we monitor the situation.


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