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.
Authorities respond near a damaged school bus Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, in New York. Picture by: Bebeto Matthews/AP/Press Association Images
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