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New York shooting incident: Suspect held


New York shooting incident: Suspect held

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A suspect has been arrested in New York after people were reportedly shot at by the driver of a vehicle.

Police said they made the arrest after responding to "reports of shots fired" near the West Side Highway in Lower Manhattan.

They urged people to avoid the area as a major emergency services operation was under way.

Unconfirmed reports on social media suggest a man drove at cyclists in a cycling lane before opening fire.

At least five people were hurt, news channel PIX 11 reported.

One eyewitness told CBS News: "There was a huge accident and someone was screaming gun."

Another witness told ABC Channel 7 that a white truck drove onto the bike path alongside the West Side Highway, hitting several people.

He described bodies laying on the road outside a city school.

New York City's mayor Bill de Blasio is on the way to the scene, his press secretary said.

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Due to police activity, avoid the area of Chambers Street/West St.
One person is in custody. Expect many emergency personnel in the area.

— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) October 31, 2017


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Scene of incident in lower Manhattan, where multiple people are injured.

— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) October 31, 2017


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