New York shooting incident: Suspect held
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. pic.twitter.com/rSECr0LRCN
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Scene of incident in lower Manhattan, where multiple people are injured. pic.twitter.com/oDfunewdNV
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