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.”