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BREAKING: Truck on bike path kills 6 in Manhattan

A truck rented from Home Depot was deliberately driven in a bicycle lane in lower Manhattan today, killing six cyclists and injuring at least fifteen others.

Police have captured the driver of the truck. Reports suggest that an second occupant of the truck escaped with a gun, and other witnesses reported hearing gunshots.

The incident is being investigated as a terrorist attack.

[UPDATE #1 — Police identify suspect.] Sayfullo Saipov from Tampa, Florida, has been identified as the driver of the van. Reports indicate Saipov shouted “Allahu Akbar!” and exited the vehicle while brandishing fake guns. Eight people have now been reported dead.

[UPDATE #2] Saipov, who immigrated to the United States from Uzbekistan in 2010, left a note in the rental truck he used that gave ISIS credit for the attack.

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John Leonard

John lives in the northern suburbs of Atlanta, GA with his wife Lisa, two dogs and an antisocial cat.

His detective novels are published under the pseudonym Rocky Leonard, while his nonfiction writings may be found here at The Resurgent, or his personal website, depending on the subject.

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