New York attack latest: What happened in Manhattan?

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EIGHT people have been killed and 11 injured after a truck was driven into a bike path in New York on Tuesday (31 October).

The suspect, a 29-year-old man named Sayfullo Saipov, was shot and injured by police as he left the vehicle.

According to reports, a note was found in the truck that referred to the terrorist group Islamic State (IS).

New York city mayor Bill de Blasio said it was “a particularly cowardly act of terror”.

The victims

Five friends from Argentina have been confirmed to be among those who died in the attack.

The Belgian government has also announced that one of its citizens was killed.

What to do if this news has worried you…

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If you’re feeling worried, we’ve made a video explaining why you shouldn’t be.

If you’re still feeling concerned, speak to an adult you trust and be honest with them – it’s okay to feel these feelings. You can also call our friends at Childline on 0800 11 11 or find help on their website – they’re there to help any time of day. 

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happy4456 · 4 years ago

Wow, I always wonder why people do it. My mum told me that he made it out alive, so the police are going to be absolutely BRUTAL to him.
Well, he asked for it!

musicilove · 4 years ago

It is sad that he died but at least he wont terrorise and kill people ever again well done police and rest in peace to the victims who died from that tragic event