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Police investigate a pickup truck used in an attack on the West Side Highway in lower Manhattan on November 1, 2017.   | Photo Credit: REUTERS

In one of New York's deadliest attacks since 9/11 in 2001, an Uzbek man used a pickup truck rented from a New Jersey Home Depot store, to run down pedestrians and cyclists along a 20-block stretch of a bike path that runs along the Hudson River before slamming into a school bus. The picture shows the crashed vehicle used in the lower Manhattan strike on Tuesday. Eight people were killed and 12 injured before the suspect, 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov, was shot at and arrested. According to a Reuters report, Saipov told authorities that he had made a trial run on October 22 but chose Halloween because more people would be on the streets.

An Argentine national flag flies at half-mast at the National Flag Memorial to mourn five Argentine citizens of Rosario, who were killed in the truck attack in New York on October 31, in Rosario, Argentina November 1, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer

An Argentine national flag flies at half-mast at the National Flag Memorial to mourn five Argentine citizens of Rosario, who were killed in the truck attack in New York on October 31, in Rosario, Argentina November 1, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer   | Photo Credit: REUTERS

Among the dead were five Argentine tourists from Rosario, part of a group of friends visiting New York for the 30th anniversary of their high school graduation.  The Argentine national flag flew at half-mast at the National Flag Memorial in mourning.


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