Several people may have been hit by a vehicle near Chambers Street at around the time of the reported shooting, and at least five people were hurt, news channel PIX 11 reported. The driver exited the vehicle, appeared to have a gun and tje man was shot and taken into custody by NYPD. Cruz said he then heard someone yell: "He's got a gun, run, run!"
A witness said a man drove his pickup truck down the bike lane on the West Side Highway and ran over multiple people.
He was then shot by police, according to sources. He said the truck had also collided with a small school bus and one other vehicle. "A lot of people on the ground", Yi said.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called it a "lone wolf" attack.
NYPD News' official Twitter account confirms that there are "several fatalities" and the suspect "is in custody". I didn't see any gun.
NY mayor Bill de Blasio said the attacker had killed eight people in "a particularly cowardly act of terror".
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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio was en route to the scene of the incident and there was "no active threat", a spokesman tweeted.
SWAT officers reportedly clear several of the lower buildings on the nearby waterfront and cordoned off the area in order to capture anyone fleeing the scene, the source said.
Police investigate a vehicle allegedly used in a ramming incident on the West Side Highway in Manhattan.
"In NYC, looks like another attack by a very sick and deranged person".
US President Donald Trump was briefed on the incident, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, White House press secretary, said in a statement.
This story is developing and will be updated.