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Scary news this afternoon out of Manhattan:

Oh no.

Please pray that everyone’s OK.

Twitchy will continue to monitor this story and update with developments.

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Update:

More details are coming in but it’s still messy:

Details may be all over the place because there were multiple events:

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Update:

More on the truck incident:

From ABC 7 in New York:

At least four people were injured on the West Side Highway, which is closed south of West Houston Street in Lower Manhattan.

The NYPD said: “We are responding to reports of shots fired in Lower Manhattan.”

A witness said a man drove his pickup truck down the bike lane on the West Side Highway and ran over multiple people. The truck then crashed into a school bus at Chambers and West, the witness said, adding that the vehicle could not move anymore so the suspect got out and started shooting.

So the shooting apparently occurred following the truck driver mowing down pedestrians.

“Imitation firearms”?

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Update:

Horrible.

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Update:

Some media are reporting that this is being investigated as a possible terrorist incident.

Hmmm:

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Update:

Another person has reportedly died:

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Update:

According to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, the death toll has risen to eight:

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Update:

The suspect has reportedly been named: