London, Nov 1 (IANS) British Prime Minister Theresa May has said she is “appalled by the cowardly attack” in New York in which eight persons were run over by a truck on Tuesday.
“My thoughts are with all affected,” she said. “Together we will defeat the evil of terrorism” and the “UK stands with NYC”, Xinhua news agency reported.
A man driving a rental truck struck and killed eight people and injured more than dozens of others on a jogging and bike path Tuesday afternoon.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said: “This was an act of terror.”
The sprawling crime scene runs about 10 blocks along the West Side Highway, a few blocks away from One World Trade in lower Manhattan, the downtown New York.
A suspect is in custody and was identified as 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov of Tampa in the US state of Florida, reports said.
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