NEW YORK CITY — Multiple people are dead after a motorist in a rented van plowed through a busy bicycle path near the World Trade Center memorial in Lower Manhattan on Tuesday and fatally struck several people, then emerged screaming and brandishing “imitation firearms” before he was shot by police.
The afternoon incident began with a driver careening on to a pedestrian walkway and bike path, striking pedestrians and bikers, the New York police said via Twitter. Witnesses described a horrific scene with people diving from the path of the speeding van.
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