“Eyewitnesses told police the driver yelled ‘Allahu Akbar!’ — Arabic for ‘God is great!’ — after running down helpless riders from behind, their mangled bodies left scattered behind his runaway rental truck.”
The jihadi reportedly entered the bike path in the 40’s and drove all the way down to Chambers Street.
Will the Islamophobia never end?
“Eight people killed after terrorist shooter driving Home Depot truck rips through Lower Manhattan bike lane,” by Reuven Blau, Jillian Jorgensen, and Rocco Parascandola, New York Daily News, October 31, 2017:
At least eight people were killed Tuesday afternoon when a speeding Home Depot truck plowed down riders on a Lower Manhattan bike path in a terrorist attack, sources said.
Eyewitnesses told police the driver yelled “Allahu Akbar!” — Arabic for “God is great!” — after running down helpless riders from behind, their mangled bodies left scattered behind his runaway rental truck.
The Middle Eastern man was arrested after police shot him in the rear end following a Tribeca crash between the truck and a school bus. Sources said he was waving an air pistol and a BB gun when cops reached the scene.
The truck jumped the curb near Houston St. at 3:04 p.m. and began bearing down on the unsuspecting bicyclists, sources told the Daily News. Video showed crumpled two-wheelers and four bodies left in the vehicle’s deadly wake.
“I heard a truck, a car, something going down the bike path,” said eyewitness Eugene Duff, 44, who was waiting at a red light to walk across West St. “It was wrong.”
The off-duty chef watched in disbelief as the driver of the speeding truck ran down a pair of CitiBike riders about 50 feet apart, catching both from behind on the busy bike path alongside the Hudson River.
There were visible tire tracks on the bodies of the two victims as the truck continued to carve a path of carnage through the neighborhood, he said.
“I thought it was terrorism,” he said of the Tribeca attack. “That’s the first thing that crossed my mind.”…