President Donald Trump took to Twitter to react to the attack in New York City that left at least eight people dead and 11 injured.
A 29-year-old male suspect drove a rented pickup truck onto a bike path in Lower Manhattan, striking pedestrians and cyclists. The man shouted “Allahu akbar” after getting out of his vehicle, according to sources.
Police said that the suspect displayed “imitation firearms” and was shot in the abdomen by police. He has been taken into custody and is expected to survive. Police added that there are "no others outstanding."
Trump tweeted that it "looks like another attack by a very sick and deranged person," adding "NOT IN THE U.S.A.!"
In NYC, looks like another attack by a very sick and deranged person. Law enforcement is following this closely. NOT IN THE U.S.A.!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 31, 2017
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, speaking at a press conference Tuesday evening, called the incident "an act of terror." New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that at this point in the investigation, there is no evidence to suggest that there was a wider plot.