Officials say they are treating the incident as an 'act of terror'
At least eight people have died and 11 people have been injured after a pick-up truck drove down a path & cycle lane in New York.
Authorities say they are treating the incident as an 'act of terror', and say there is no evidence to suggest a 'wider scheme'.
It happened a few blocks from the 9/11 memorial site in Lower Manhattan, with people urged to avoid the Chambers Street/West St area following the incident.
According to the NYPD, a 29-year-old man drove a rented truck onto the path at around 3.05pm local time.
Authorities say the truck struck multiple people before hitting a school bus, injuring two adults & two children.
Photos from the scene showed the damaged school bus after the incident.
The suspect is said to have left the truck with 'imitation firearms' before being shot in the stomach by police and taken into custody.
A paintball gun and pellet gun were found at the scene.
The suspect is in custody. This is preliminary, more information to follow.— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) October 31, 2017
The NYPD has confirmed they are not looking for any other suspect.
11 people are said to have suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries, with officials saying there may be more injuries.
New York mayor Bill de Blasio travelled to the scene following the incident, and in a press conference described it as a "very painful day in our city".
US President Donald Trump, meanwhile, claimed it looked like an attack by a "sick and deranged" person.
This was a cowardly act of terror. It was intended to break our spirit. But New Yorkers are resilient. We will be undeterred.— Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) October 31, 2017
All media responding to the incident in Lower Manhattan are asked to meet DCPI reps at Chambers Street and Greenwich Street. pic.twitter.com/p96qq0CQ1a— Martin Speechley (@NYPDSpeechley) October 31, 2017
In NYC, looks like another attack by a very sick and deranged person. Law enforcement is following this closely. NOT IN THE U.S.A.!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 31, 2017