Attack in NYC! A terrorist in a rental truck sped for nearly a mile down a popular bike-only path in lower Manhattan on Tuesday -- killing eight people in the shadow of the World Trade Center and then shouting, "Allahu Akbar." "This was an act of terror," Mayor Bill de Blasio declared at an evening press conference. "A particularly cowardly act of terror aimed at innocent civilians, aimed at innocent people going about their lives." Sayfullo Saipov, a 29-year-old immigrant from Uzbekistan, was shot by a cop after getting out of his car at Chambers and West streets with two realistic-looking guns while screaming "Allahu Akbar" -- Arabic for "God is great," police sources said. "He was running around Chambers and somebody started to chase him," said a 14-year-old student at nearby Stuyvesant High School, which was just letting out for the day. "Everybody starts running." Saipov's bloody, 17-block trail of terror began at 3:05 p.m., when he turned onto the bike path at West Houston Street in a Home Depot flatbed pickup truck he'd rented in Passaic, NJ, police sources said.
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