BREAKING: Multiple People Dead In Manhattan After Rented Truck Plows Down Bike Lane, Driver In Custody

The New York Times reports:

A suspect had been taken into custody after police officers in New York City responded on Tuesday afternoon to reports of a shooting or vehicle collision in Lower Manhattan, the authorities said. A law enforcement official said there were reports that several people were dead.

The Fire Department said officials responded just after 3 p.m. to reports of a mass casualty at Chambers and West Streets near Stuyvesant High School. The police said around 3:30 p.m. that they were not looking for additional suspects.

The New York Daily News reports:

Witness Frank Brito, 45, told the Daily News he saw two trucks crash into each other and then a heavy set man get out of one in a blue tracksuit and chase someone, firing five or six times. Reports of an active shooter came in about 3 p.m.

“Oh my god I just heard gun shots and ran with my dog,” pop singer Josh Groban tweeted. “Downtown. Fuck.” “I work on chambers street,” el_dorado91 tweeted. “Shots came from Chambers and West Street. Someone who was eyewitness said cab driver fired shots.”

  • JCF

    Shit, this is not the “I could shoot someone on Fifth Avenue” is it?

    • JCF

      One does have to ask who benefits, by getting the other BIGGEST STORY OF THE YEAR knocked off the air, hmm?

      • AmeriCanadian

        That thought is crossing my mind too as I peruse news sites.

        • JCF

          See re One Year Ago: “Grab them by the pussy” —> “ZOMG, Wikileaks! Her Emailz!!11!1!”

      • ColdCountry

        “DO SOMETHING!”

    • zherazhera

      Donnie must be quite pleased right now.

  • AmeriCanadian

    Drove my car into Manhattan once. Swore I would never do it again. The taxi drivers are the absolute worst. What a nightmare.

    • bkmn

      I don’t mind driving in Manhattan. Paying through the nose for parking though….

      • William

        When my friend lived in Manhattan, he paid more for his parking space than I did for rent on my house.

    • Ernest Endevor

      Try London. Manhattan’s a cinch when you understand how it works.

      • AmeriCanadian

        OK but I’ve driven internationally (France) and I’ve never had someone pull up on my left at a light and then make a right turn in front of me when I had right of way to proceed through the light. This happened regularly in Manhattan and all by taxi drivers. They’d also squeeze in between me and the row of parked cars on my right side, even scraping my side mirrors as there wasn’t a lane there but silly me had left room. Paris was bad but not that bad. Have never driven in London though (unless London, Ontario, counts).

        • KCMC

          Try any large TX city, forget the taxis.

  • Blake Jordan

    Right wingers calling it terrorism… until they find out the perpetrator is a while man…

    • Lazycrockett

      Well a truck driving into a group of people is the usual MO these days.

      • Blake Jordan

        Not in the USA though… as mass killings are very much a straight, white male act… statistically speaking.

        Edit: If it was Europe, it would be justifiable to link this with Islamic extremist terrorism.

  • JCF

    “my dog pulled me into the park half a block away 10 min before shooting”

    Dogs are the BEST! <3

    Seriously, I hope this incident is over. Prayers JMG prayer-substitute for all the victims.

    • Treant

      Lately, we’re using “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Prayer!”

      • Tulle Christensen

        I just wish we had a single prayer solution

        • MusicBear88

          OOF… (upvote)

    • Adam Schmidt

      Action. Action is the substitute for prayer. Rather than just offer thoughts and prayers, do something for people in need.

      • TuuxKabin

        Finally! Thank you for that.

  • Boreal

    If only everyone had been armed……………………………

  • Fucking hell.

  • bkmn
  • That truck shown in the last photo is a Home Depot rental. I recognize the design and logos.

    It’s not a ‘van’ and not a ‘box truck’. The meaning of both of those should be obvious. The HD truck is a utility flatbed.

    • greenmanTN

      Thank god we have lesbians on hand to help with truck taxonomy!

      (I’m playing, please don’t hit me!)

  • Tomcat

    That guy is NOT getting his truck deposit back from Home Depot.

    • William

      One of the attacks in London used a rental van from a building supply store.

  • Lazycrockett

    Seems the shots came after the driver crashed and were fired by police.

  • Kelly Lape

    Countdown to the NRA post comparing this to gun deaths in 3… 2…. …

  • Lazycrockett
    • Johnny Wyeknot

      Starting to sound ominous

    • kaydenpat

      Just awful.

  • Joe in PA

    If only there’d been a GOOD Home Depot truck.

    Or something.

    • TheManicMechanic

      People in Lowe’s trucks. Or something.

  • Publius

    People need to calm the fuck down. The only thing road rage achieves is it makes you look like a spoiled and insecure child who can’t control his emotions.

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    I hate when that happens. But speaking of gun fire, I live in an urban setting near a wooded park and last night I heard what seemed to be several rounds from a semi-automatic on the other side of the park. I couldn’t see anything but waited for the sirens. Never heard then. Very strange. And to make matters worse, I was well into Season 1of American Horror Story on Netflix.

    • fuzzybits

      I hear gunshots about every weekend. And we just hit 108 homicides this year.

      • Todd20036

        You and your partner have a really sick hobby…

    • Joe in PA

      Try living in Pennsyltuckey. 🙁 Everyday thing. 🙁

      • jerry

        Especially now, when it’s almost tourist–er, hunting–season.

      • JCF

        Been there, done that! [Where in PA, Joe? I lived in Huntingdon in the mid 90s]

        • Joe in PA

          east of there. Berks county between Reading and Allentown.

    • Rex

      I live out in the country, hearing gunshots is fairly common. Only unnerving when it’s really close.

      • another_steve

        Me too.

        If it’s hunting and if the killing is done quickly and efficiently and if the killed animal (not on the endangered list) is ultimately eaten, I have no problem with it.

        I’m not a vegetarian.

        Others are, but I’m not.

      • clay

        Parents’ neighbor used to shoot deer with black powder muzzle loader off his back deck, until my mom told him that since the deer trail was on her property, she’d disassemble his hands like a dead chicken as soon as she hung and bled any deer he felled.

      • Johnny Wyeknot

        A little different when you live in the
        heart of the nation’s capital.

    • Christopher

      I live in St.Louis.

      I notice when it’s quiet outside, hearing gunfire is normal as shit.

      • KCMC

        Hey STL, KC here.
        Odd when the quiet is disarming.

    • PickyPecker

      Like Rex commenting here….I also live in the country. It’s quite common to hear shots, but never an automatic rifle.

      • AmeriCanadian

        Safari doesn’t appear to be online yet but I know he will agree with me that hearing gunshots in rural Michigan is an everyday occurrence. In fact, something feels “off” if we don’t hear them.

    • Tawreos

      I love season 1 of American Horror Story. It taught me I have a thing for Evan Peters, even if he does play psychotic characters.

      • Johnny Wyeknot

        Me too. He’s in season 2 also. Nekkid.

        • Tawreos

          And in season 3 as well, and there is little to no truth to the rumor that I wore out the pause function in order to enjoy some scenes. =)

          • Johnny Wyeknot

            Ah! Something to look forward to! I missed the first three seasons initially.

  • Bambino

    “Homosexual atheist commie shooting near president tower on broad day light.”
    Let’s just make up one of them headlines that will spin by the Fox news or Breitbart in an attempt to buried the indictment news.

    • Tulle Christensen

      you left out Muslim

      • Tomcat

        You CANNOT be a Muslim Atheist!!!!

        • Lizard

          I thought Obama was an atheist Muslim. Are you saying Fox News lied to me?!

          • Octoberfurst

            Don’t you all know that Obama is a Godless, gay, commie, Nazi, socialist, Jihadist, Satan-loving, baby-eating vegan??? Get with the program for crying out loud! Listen to Fox News! They will set you the TRUTH!

          • zherazhera

            I had no idea babies were vegan!

        • Tulle Christensen

          If you are a RWNJ you can think that

        • The_Wretched

          Obama was a Kenyan Muslim Atheist.

  • kaydenpat

    The year of the gun. Sigh,

  • fuzzybits

    Life is fleeting. Tell those you love you do.

    • another_steve

      Yes.

      Even before terrorism and even before the horrors of modern urban living, nothing was guaranteed to us.

      Seize every moment.

      Never take a loved one for granted.

    • canoebum

      Every day. Several times if possible.

      • m_lp_ql_m

        A LEAST as often as one punches as nazi.

  • JoeMyGod

    It looks like the shooter tried to get away by driving down a bike lane.

    EDIT: That initial report appears to be wrong.

  • Tomcat

    Just another sign gay people cannot be trusted. Hey just wanted to beat the Scamvangilist to it.

    • Tulle Christensen

      Wait it it was a Home Depot truck, doesn’t that fall under the Lesbians area?

      (sorry for the stereotype. I am old and sometimes cannot help it)

      • GayOldLady

        And in fact I have rented a Truck from Home depot to haul landscaping materials to my home. If it has wheels I can drive it, so go ahead and stereotype me. 🙂

        • m_lp_ql_m

          I too had to rent a truck to haul manscaping materials to my home.

          • clay

            How big was your hedge?

    • GayOldLady

      Did we do this too?

      • Tomcat

        Only time will tell with the scamvangilists.

      • Rex

        Gays should assume guilt until accused sooner or later.

        • m_lp_ql_m

          Guilty until proven guilty.

  • leo77

    Those trucks from Home Depot are cheap and easy to rent for a few hours at a time—this could be a premeditated attack. The nearest Home Depot to this location is in Jersey City. I hope I’m wrong…

    • Tomcat

      So are uhaul trucks and they are bigger.

      • leo77

        You can kill pedestrians quite efficiently with either. The Home Depot is literally just on the other side of the Holland Tunnel from this location. Through the tunnel and down the west side highway…

  • GayOldLady

    Oh think twice, it’s just another day for you, you and me in Paradise.

  • JoeMyGod

    CNN says at least six dead…..

    • TuuxKabin

      Now that we’re home safe, my heart’s racing. The LYFT driver all the way up town, about 30 minutes in traffic kept trying to find a bulletin on the radio. Finally 1010 reported to stay away from the area. That was at 3:15.

  • TuuxKabin

    we were sitting in a LYFT at the intersection, talking to the driver watching a motorcyclist climb off his bike and pace back and forth. The driver commented on it just as I did when we heard multiple shots and people scattered, from the middle of the highway, away from the high school. The driver and I knew they were shots, but couldn’t believe what we heard, the light changed and a few blocks up, across the highway was a covered body. All the way up the westside highway, from lower manhattan, up into the 50’s emergency vehicles were streaming south, sometimes in the north bound lanes. Our driver all but hugged us, and us him, when we got out of the car and he helped us with the 6×8 area rug we were schlepping from Wall St.

    At first I thought, well, I don’t think we’ll be going out to the Children’s Halloween Parade around the corner, but quickly put that out of my mind. Take back the night. The streets. Be with our neighbors.

    First we’lll get psyched by Danse Macabre:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcxYBhn-2q4

    • PickyPecker

      The crazies are NOT allowed to win, Tuux!!
      You go to that parade…..applaud the kids and the parents who care enough to be a part of their lives!!! XO

      • TuuxKabin

        EGGZXACTLY! We just passed the block and it’s being set up for a fun night for all generations UNITED.

        • PickyPecker

          If we give in to fear, then all is lost.

          It’s Halloween, dammit. Those kids deserve to enjoy it. Hell, everyone needs to enjoy being outside at the parade.

          I’m glad you both are OK. Get out there and LIVE & LAUGH! XO

      • TuuxKabin
    • GayOldLady

      You and 2Guys were the first people who came into my mind. YOU WERE TOO GODDAMNED CLOSE!!!

      • 2guysnamedjoe

        Hugs, GOL!

        • GayOldLady

          HUGS back Honey. I love you guys.

          • TuuxKabin

            We love you TWO, THREE, FOUR and the entire kit n’ caboodle. Our driver was a dream. I told him, “this is when I LOVE NEW YORK, a few minutes before we heard the shots. He’s a good example of a person who enjoys people and his job. Hugs to you. To all you commentater tots.

          • GayOldLady

            Be safe!! Have a drink, two or three and try to chill.

          • TuuxKabin

            Just down the first glass of red. The lemon balm vodka’s next, before we go out. We’ll toast you and the rest the gang here. OXOX and MUAH.

          • GayOldLady

            XOXO….Try to enjoy the kids in their costumes and Hold on tight to Bob!

          • TuuxKabin

            It’s just chilly enough to snuggle. We’ll take photos and send.

          • GayOldLady

            Looking forward to it.

    • MaryJOGrady

      I’m so glad y’all ore okay.
      Big hugs to both of you!

      • TuuxKabin

        Mary! Been so long. Big hugs back. I have a card for you. I think I came across your address and left the card in that page. It’s for today, but I also have dia de los muertos pieces I’l attach tomorrow. Lots of love. Thanks for your comment.

    • djcoastermark

      Yikes, must have been scary. So glad yous are okay.

      • TuuxKabin

        Thanks.Scarier now that I’m reading about it. The driver, Bob and I were caught up in the excitement and rush of emergency vehicles rushing downtown as we rode north, and trying to find a radio station report, which we heard and ended up yelling at the radio, “we know more than you do bitch, let us tell what happened,” and making light of it. Now, tho . . .

        • FAEN

          Glad you guys are ok matey.

          Stay safe and stay strong.

          Hugs.

          • TuuxKabin

            And hugs back to you and that delicious looking avatar of yours.

          • FAEN

            Thanks Tuux. If you’re ever in my neck of the woods I shall take you guys for a few of em.

    • Todd Allis

      Hugs, glad you’re okay! Enjoy the parade.

      • TuuxKabin

        Thanks, it’ll be sweet. It’s the local Block Association, 102nd between West End Avenue and Riverside Drive. A wee neighborhood affair. I’m stopping by the corner deli to buy some extra treats. All the children deserve an extra treat.

    • Joe in PA

      damn, what a story. So glad you two are home safe. Enjoy the parade!

      I’ll save my snarky rug comment for another time. 🙂 xoxoxo

      • TuuxKabin

        Come on! After this afternoon’s shock . . . oh. You want to get me at a less ‘high alert’ mode . . . okay. oxo

    • ColdCountry

      I thought of you two, and Joe, but I didn’t know exactly where you lived. So glad you weren’t hurt!

      • TuuxKabin

        Thanks. At least we were together. And in good hands with a local Brooklyn born ‘sounded like the neighborhood I grew up in’ sensible driver. He was cool, calm and proactive the way he got us thru that intersection. And back up town.

        • ColdCountry

          It has been my impression that native New Yorkers don’t fluster very easily. Good thing!

          • TuuxKabin

            Flying saucers could land, and Bob would step up to it to ask if we could get on board. I’ve learned to be more pro-active than reactive, and the driver’s manner was ‘I’m taking care of you. We’re in this together.’

  • Lazycrockett

    Crime scene is bout 14 blocks.

    • TuuxKabin

      We saw a couple of covered bodies, from a LYFT ride, going north.From Chambers to Houston. Not sure the distance, but shocking after hearing the shots at the intersection.

  • JoeMyGod
  • Bambino
  • JCF

    God, 6 dead (at least). Oh fuck, IS this going to be terrorism? Dammit…

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/43ba08f10da0b5f34fb589aa2143a3ee3388567ba582d661296b408792d3b663.gif

    • TuuxKabin

      no.

      • GayOldLady

        Just glad you & 2guys are ok! XO

        • TuuxKabin

          We’ve been thru both WTC attacks, Bob worked in the north tower, and we’d just passed the site when this all happened. I’m of the mind he is not to be in Lower Manhattan anymore.

          • GayOldLady

            I agree. Keep him nearby, don’t let him wander away.

          • TuuxKabin

            Hate it when he’s out of eye sight.

    • Bambino

      Is the shooter White? If Yes. It’s not terrorism.

    • gaycuckhubby

      Maybe. But remember Vegas months ago when a woman did the same thing?

  • JoeMyGod
    • fuzzybits

      Terrible.

  • Stubenville

    The New York Times now reports that this was an intentional hit-and-run of multiple pedestrians in a rented truck.

    • JCF

      We can all guess what the SOUNDS like. But first impressions are sometimes wrong.

      • Stubenville

        True – the first reports are chaotic.

    • Stubenville

      Time to get rid of the constitutional prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment; the perp deserves to be very slowly crushed to death.

      • 2guysnamedjoe

        Someone that enraged and crazy doesn’t stop to weigh the consequences. Or weighs them on a very warped scale.

  • JoeMyGod
  • Statistics Palin
    • Treant

      Fry that turkey, he’s done for. He’ll need about 30 hours at 375°, so begin cooking your Clovis on November 25th…

    • John30013

      I hope this is enough to sink his FDA nomination, but with our dysfunctional Senate, I’m not all that confident.

  • JoeMyGod

    From what I can gather on Twitter, the timeline in the initial reports I excerpted is wrong. The deaths came from the truck, not from shooting. The driver may have had fake guns.

    https://twitter.com/NYPDnews/status/925458304385642497

    • Bambino

      The news are so confused. Some speculate he got out of the truck and start shooting.

  • JoeMyGod

    I’ve changed the headline of this post to reflect the latest information.

  • Treant

    Well, at least he’s in custody.

    Since they didn’t shoot him dead, I’m guessing he’s a white guy?

    • Bambino

      There was report he was shot by the police and is now under custody in a hospital.

      • Treant

        But alive? OK, then, mixed race or possibly a light Latino.

        • Bambino

          A white shade of pale at least.

          • m_lp_ql_m

            Trip the light fandango.

  • Silver Badger

    OT: I have been informed that the Left is going to start a civil war on November 4th. Why didn’t I get the memo? Does anyone else have any information?

    Edit: Thanks for the information people. I thought this was more nonsense from the right wing. According to the RWNJS the world ends regularly every 3 or 4 months or when they want more money from the suckers.

    • Bambino

      I read a tweet about the antifa is going to slaughter some people and start a revolution. It’s probably from the Nazi site or the Russian flaming for a civil war.

      • TuuxKabin

        I’m writing a check for the cause now.

        • KCMC

          My bank routing number is…

          • TuuxKabin

            Already got that, Hon. I went thru your handbag. I know where you live too. /s

          • KCMC

            So embarrassed, how’d you find anything in that black hole on a strap?

    • Karl Dubhe

      I’m sorry, but unless fabulous uniforms are provided I’m not interested in any such play acting. 🙂

      • OdieDenCO

        it’s sew you own. only restrictions are no US flags and no bibles. we assume the enemy with be wrapped in one and brandishing the other.

    • djcoastermark

      We here in Florida are stockpiling our glitter bombs as we speak.

    • GayOldLady

      That’s impossible because I haven’t heard a thing about it and I’ve been in every battle since the early 60’s.

    • greenmanTN

      Throwing shade and Mt Olive Cocktails.

  • Bambino

    Waiting for the fucking moron to tweet: There are good people from both sides.

  • JoeMyGod

    CNN’s Jake Tapper is calling it a “deliberate act.”

    So…terrorism.

    Not road rage as the initial reports said.

    • greenmanTN

      It depends. What color is the driver?

      • BartmanLA

        Reports on MSNBC say he was Middle Eastern.

        • m_lp_ql_m

          Ohio?

        • greenmanTN

          If true, Fuck. Not that it would be better if it was anyone else, but that will cause problems for innocent people.

    • Publius

      Terrorism is necessarily politically-motivated.

      • The_Wretched

        Or just to terrorize.

        • Publius

          It’s not really open to interpretation. Terrorism is politically-motivated violence. If this man’s violence was politically-motivated, then it’s terrorism. If he just went on a rampage just ’cause, then it’s something else.

          • The_Wretched

            I just wish a good person with a Truck was there.

          • clay

            I’m wondering if the truck/bus he ran into might actually have been that.

          • Publius

            …and it’s terrorism. Fuck I really wanted to be wrong.

          • The_Wretched

            Yes, it’s looking like Paris and London.

          • another_steve

            It’s not really open to interpretation. Terrorism is politically-motivated violence.

            Or religiously-motivated violence.

            The misguided hyper-PC prohibition in recent years – against calling out radical extremist Islam by name – is partly to blame for some of the terrorism-related deaths we’re seeing today.

            This is one issue where the Republicans were right and the Democrats were wrong.

            Hyper-PCism can result in the death of innocents.

          • Publius

            I don’t see the need in taking this discussion to that dark a place.

            Anyone who’s followed my commenting history can confirm that I’m quite often called a troll because I tend to resist PC culture. But in this case, in the case of Islamic extremism, I’m not really in agreement.

            While I have no problem naming it for what it is, I don’t think there is any truth whatsoever that political correctness is linked to this sort of violence. I do think there is truth in people being able to feel comfort in making such a link, whether or not one actually exists.

          • another_steve

            Respectfully, far-leftists (not necessarily you – I don’t really know you) are extremely fucked-up on this issue. Read here on JMG and similar blogs and observe the fucked-upness.

            Fundamentalist Christians are recognized – rightfully – as dangers to the survival of the human race. But to say the same of fundamentalist Muslims is oh-so-non PC. Forbidden. President Obama was afraid to utter the words “radical extremist Muslims” and was rightfully called out on it by the Republicans.

            It’s all been very dysfunctional.

            And the result, I fear, has been more deaths here in the states.

          • Publius

            I see where you’re coming from, and I don’t assume bad faith. BTW you’re right, not necessarily me. I don’t consider myself leftist at all. In fact, I think a lot of gay people are this way, that is aligned to the left by historical necessity. Like others here, maybe even you, I’m not the same.

            Again I see where you’re coming from. I don’t think our politics should restrain us from calling out realities for what they are. I’m highly skeptical that political correctness has actually cause any of recent notable attacks. I’m open to data and any literature on this, open to a discussion about it.

      • LeeCMH

        Terrorism is often religiously motivated.

        But if is a white guy, then he was a good ole boy who made a mistake.

        • Publius

          Yep, religious motivation falls under that umbrella.

  • Ninja0980

    Awful, awful news.

  • Lawerence Collins
  • JCF

    OK, we’ve moved onto the “Speculate this is like Nice or London” portion of The Newz. I’m switching to my DVR until later, when things are actually KNOWN.

    • KT

      Yeah, so far I have read a whole bunch of different stories about what happened. We need to wait until the official police press conference.

  • Cuberly Deux

    MSNBC showed purported video of the attacker. Young man with a long black beard. Was holding two guns.

    • Bambino

      Jesus?

      • carrot festival

        Silly, everybody knows White Jesus had long, flowing blonde hair and blue eyes.

    • m_lp_ql_m

      Hipster?

      • William

        Arrest all Hipsters with bad facial hair.

        • Bambino

          No parole if caught with a man bun.

          • TuuxKabin

            Death penalty for man bun.

          • clay

            Please, calm down, prison haircut for man bun. We always get too excited about new policy in times of emergencies. Now is not the time to debate man buns (though I am open to discussion of man butt cheeks).

          • m_lp_ql_m

            Let’s discuss your ass crack being open.

          • TuuxKabin

            Well, if you’ll moderate the discussion, okay. Can I record and take pictures? Of the man butt cheeks?

        • m_lp_ql_m

          Are there any with good facial hair?

          • William

            You have a point.

  • Ninja0980

    Last time this happened it turned out to be a drunk.
    I’ll wait until more facts come out for this one.

  • gaycuckhubby

    Trump will have at least 70% more tweets about this than he did with Vegas shooting

    • Reality.Bites

      Not if they’re white

  • PickyPecker

    OT: One last treat for your ears this Halloween before I head out. Enjoy and be safe out there! XO
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hM2hTmGp8pY

  • JoeMyGod
  • Bambino

    A slight variation from CBC, a slender blue tracksuit guy with a gun being pursuit by a heavy set man. Not sure who is the good guy or the bad guy.
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/nypd-say-there-are-several-fatalities-after-truck-mows-down-people-on-bike-path-1.4380850

  • Dan M

    Someone please stop the American Automobile Association from promoting the use of these deadly vehicles.

    • Rebecca Gardner

      Seriously?

      • clay

        It is difficult to tell.
        I blame Turmp.

        • TuuxKabin

          NYC/MTA.

    • m_lp_ql_m

      Now is not the time to discuss road safety.

    • LeeCMH

      Exactly what is a machine gun, even with a bump-stock like the shooter in Vegas, used for?

      What are cars used for?

      What about food manufacturers hawking deadly fat and carb laden food?

      Your argument is false.

    • Ninja0980

      Vehicles have many purposes.
      Guns only have one.

      • LeeCMH

        Thank you.

      • clay

        handguns, in particular.

  • Rebecca Gardner
    • gaycuckhubby

      Omg

      • Rebecca Gardner

        Now I can’t stop crying. I’m glad my cube is tucked away in a corner.

  • Priya Lynn

    If this happened when Obama was president Trump would be saying “Its all Obama’s fault, this wouldn’t have happened if I was president”.

    • LeeCMH

      Wait a bit. tRump may still blame Obama, or maybe crooked Hillary.

  • Rebecca Gardner
  • JoeMyGod

    Witness on MSNBC says driver shouted “Allah Akbar”…..

  • Ninja0980

    It does appear to be Islamic terrorism.
    Trump and his cronies will have a field day with this.

    • KT

      Yep, especially since they need something to distract the public from the Mueller investigation.

      • Bambino

        Exactement!

    • Bambino

      Yet none of those countries he banned were responsible for the terrorist acts. They are from countries that he shared the magic orb with.
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/14b98d0ec2a63f03bd6d28d436fc1788d19d4de4ad6ca32871989a5fe4827193.png

      • Tomcat

        The orb steals your mind. They were shocked to find nothing came from trumps head at all.

    • Bambino

      I am still waiting for more details. With the way Putin is operating. I would not put pass his ability to pay one just to help dilute the bigger story of indictment the country is facing. The everyday victims hit closer to home for many as it should be. It also take away the very important focus off the treason committed by the ruling party with dire consequences.

  • gaycuckhubby

    Horrible

  • AJD

    NY Daily News is reporting he was a “Middle Eastern man” shouting “Allahu Akbar.” Fuck – you just know Trump will make hay out of this.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/gunman-opens-fire-home-depot-truck-runs-4-bike-riders-article-1.3602094

  • Tomcat

    If it does turn out to be terrorism we have to give a respectable time before talking about curbing terrorism,remember.

    • Ninja0980

      We should also ask why the bad guys still do it even when Trump is President.
      After all, they were supposed to be quaking in their boots remember?

      • Marty Hodas

        To be fair, we haven’t given Trump a chance to fight terrorism using the methods he spoke about during the campaign.

        • Tread

          I hope that’s sarcasm, but looking at your comment history, I doubt it is.

        • edrex

          yeah. the us constitution’s funny that way.

  • ETownCanuck
  • Tomcat

    Trump says he is attacking Muslim today. What, Muslim is not a place, WTF now what?

  • justme

    and the world knows that the alt-right(Fox) will claim it’s a left sponsored event…

  • AlternativeQuacks

    Uh oh. NY Daily News is saying the driver yelled ‘Allahu Akbar’ before police shot him. And his photo looks like he’s right out of central casting.

    They’re also saying that there are 6 dead.

    • Tread

      You know when they say all of these shootings are “false flags?” Well, this is super convenient for Trump considering all of the bad news yesterday.

      And man I feel like shit for even thinking this.

  • clay

    Is it too soon to talk about Josh Groban missing his coffee?

    • BearEyes

      In other news, good dog
      /s

    • edrex

      give us time to let it sink in.

  • Marty Hodas

    Something must be done about this problem.

  • safari

    I am out of words

    • Opinion Sousaphones

      What can one say that has not been said before and will not be said again and again and again each time this shit happens.

  • Cuberly Deux

    Well, it’s officially morphed into talk about terrorism.

    • Ninja0980

      Yup, but even this will only last a day or two.
      Sad to say, if 58 people getting killed and hundreds more injured doesn’t even stay on the news for a full week, this won’t either.

    • Natty Enquirer

      It appears the terror weapon was the truck. The gunshots were police attacking the driver.

  • Sam_Handwitch

    I’m saying goodbye to this for the night!

    We’re off to a friend’s house to whoop it up on the front porch, drinking and handing out treats! We do this every year…. usually get 300+ trick or treaters

    • BearEyes

      300? Wow. If we get more than 3 it’s a big night. The joys of (almost) country living.

    • TuuxKabin

      Enjoy! We’re going around the corner for the annual kiddies parade, hoot n’ holler and edge the lil’ piss pots on. Stay warm. Chilly up/over here.

    • hudson11

      Same here. We live in a neighbourhood crawling with kiddies and parents. We got just over 300, judging by candy count. Taking into account of course the piece of two hubby and i snuck.

  • JoeMyGod

    New thread above for updates…….

  • liondon#iamnotatraitor

    so…?? will it be a white lone gunman or a brown terrorist?

    • edrex

      white lone terrorist.