Eight dead in New York terror attack

Eight people have been killed and 11 injured after a lone extremist mowed down cyclist with a pick-up truck in New York on Tuesday.

The attacker ran over afternoon riders on a cycling path before reaching a road and ploughing into a school bus. He then jumped out of the truck wielding what turned out to be a pellet gun and a paintball gun.

The man identified as Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, 29, an immigrant from Uzbekistan, was chased and shot in the stomach by a police officer before being arrested.

International correspondent Adam Gilchrest has more on the story.

It does look like this guy hired a truck purely for the purpose of killing as many pedestrians as he could.

Adam Gilchrest, international correspondent

He is himself in hospital and under armed guard.

Adam Gilchrest, international correspondent

It is reported that in the truck they found a note referring to Isis or Islamic State.

Adam Gilchrest, international correspondent

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