In pictures: New York truck attack

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image captionA white pick-up truck mowed people down after entering the West St-Houston St pedestrian-bike path in Lower Manhattan on Tuesday afternoon, the New York Police Department says.
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image captionAt least eight people are now known to have been killed and 11 were seriously injured. Mangled bikes littered the area after the incident.
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image captionWhile driving south on the path, the truck collided with a school bus, the police say.
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image captionA man who then emerged from the vehicle brandishing imitation guns was shot and arrested by police officers. Police said only that he was 29, but local media named him as Sayfullo Saipov, an immigrant who arrived in the US in 2010.
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image captionSome of the injured were treated by first responders at the scene...
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image caption...while others were taken to hospitals.
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image captionMany eyewitnesses were traumatised by the incident. Police urged people to avoid the area as a major emergency services operation got under way.
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image captionPolice dogs are being used to check vehicles.
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image captionPupils from a nearby school were picked up immediately by their parents, as police sealed off the area.
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image captionTop city and state officials held a crisis meeting to co-ordinate their response. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said it was "cowardly act of terror aimed at innocent civilians". President Donald Trump described the attacker as "a very sick and deranged person".

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