Killer yells the name of Islam’s god during the terror attack.
Muslims worship a different god than Christians, not the same god.
New York Mayor says “this was an act of terror’.
8 people are confirmed dead with multiple related injuries, as the perpetrator drove a rented truck into crowds and bicycle riders on a pathway in Manhattan. He then swerved to hit a school bus injuring 2 adults and 2 children.
The killer was then shot and arrested by police as he tried to flee the scene on foot, carrying what appeared to be 2 handguns, later recovered and described as a paintball gun and a BB gun.
Witnesses reported seeing a gunman firing from inside the Home Depot tuck, and video showed a badly damaged truck from the home improvement store sitting on a median.
“He shot about 15 times toward the pier and down West St.” one witness told the Daily News.
The smell of gunpowder hung in the air as police shut down the West Side Highway mid-afternoon on Halloween.