President Donald Trump tweeted after the deadly terrorist attack in lower Manhattan on Tuesday, calling the suspect “a very sick and deranged person.”
A truck plowed into a bike path near the World Trade Center and the driver began shooting at people. He was shot by the New York City Police Department and taken into custody. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said it was an act of terrorism. The suspect reportedly shouted “Allahu Akbar!” during the incident.
De Blasio said that eight people were killed. Several others were injured but police said their injuries are “serious but not life threatening.”
Trump tweeted about the incident at 5:30 p.m. Eastern time just over two hours after it happened.
“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.!” Trump tweeted.