There was some speculation that the annual Halloween Parade, which runs down 6th avenue in the West Village, would be cancelled just hours after a terror attack, but in typical NY fashion, the show went on. Eight people were killed and 11 - including two children - were injured. According to witnesses the suspect screamed 'Allahu Akbar, ' law enforcement sources informed CNN.
Not only is this a direct response to terrorism, but New Yorkers also showed the rest of the country how to deal with tragedy and an attack on our people.
Police apprehended the suspect identified as Sayfullo Saipov, 29, an Uzbek national who entered the USA legally in 2010 and has been linked to Islamic State.
Police say they've added extra officers, heavy weapons teams and sand trucks as protective blockers along the parade route.
The driver eventually came to a stop beneath the TriBeCa Bridge at Chambers Street where he got out of the auto and was shot.More news: Uncapped Abraham called up for Brazil, Germany friendlies
"We're living our lives because we're not going to allow the terrorists to win, period", he said. Mayor Bill de Blasio told residents to go about their business and not be deterred.
"There's no reason to have any undue anxiety", Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. More police everywhere- you'll see them in the airports, you'll see them in the tunnels, ' Cuomo said.
"Here in NY we're fighters", another said.
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