NYPD on scene after shooting, vehicular attack reported in Manhattan

A deadly truck attack in lower Manhattan this afternoon killed eight people and injured 13 others.

New York Police Commissioner James O’Neill detailed how the incident, which is being investigated as possible terrorism, unfolded in a press conference.

O’Neill said that at 3:05 p.m., the male suspect — driving a rented Home Depot truck, according to the company — turned onto the bike and pedestrian path along the West Side Highway.

The driver then proceeded south along the path, plowing into pedestrians and cyclists alike until the vehicle reached the intersection between the bike path and Chambers Street, roughly three-quarters of a mile south.

O’Neill said that the truck “collided with a school bus” at Chambers Street, injuring two adults and two children. There are no street intersections between the point where the suspect entered and where the vehicle stopped.

From there, the suspect exited the truck, appearing to be carrying two firearms.

O’Neill said that the suspect “did make a statement when he exited the vehicle.” Sources told ABC News that he shouted “Allahu Akbar,” which translates from Arabic to mean “God is great.”

The commissioner said that both the nature of the truck incident, which echoes other terror attacks globally, and “the statement [made by the suspect] has enabled us to label this a terrorist attack.”

A police officer shot the suspect in the abdomen after he exited the vehicle, and he was apprehended. He has since been transported to an undisclosed hospital.

O’Neill said that a paintball gun and pellet gun were found at the scene.

Multiple law enforcement officials told ABC News that the suspect in custody was identified as 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov of Tampa, Florida.

Six people were pronounced dead at the scene, while two others died at a nearby hospital. (GMA)

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NYPD on scene after shooting, vehicular attack reported in Manhattan

Police work near a damaged Home Depot truck after a motorist drove onto a bike path near the World Trade Center memorial, striking and killing several people, Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, in New York. (Photo: Andres Kudacki/AP)

NYPD on scene after shooting, vehicular attack reported in Manhattan

A damaged school bus is seen at the scene of a pickup truck attack in Manhattan, New York, Oct. 31, 2017 in this picture obtained from social media. (Photo: Sebastian Sobczak/Reuters)

NYPD on scene after shooting, vehicular attack reported in Manhattan

This image made from a video provided by Tawhid Kabir shows the suspect in a deadly attack with a fake gun in each hand, left, running across the street with a fake gun in each hand, center and being apprehended by police, right and on Oct. 31, 2017, in New York. (YouTube/Tawhid Kabir via AP)

NYPD on scene after shooting, vehicular attack reported in Manhattan

Bicycles and debris lay on a bike path at the crime scene where investigators work after a motorist earlier in the day drove onto the path near the World Trade Center memorial, striking and killing several people, Oct. 31, 2017. (Photo: Craig Ruttle/AP)

NYPD on scene after shooting, vehicular attack reported in Manhattan

This handout photograph obtained courtesy of the St. Charles County Dept. of Corrections in Missouri on Oct. 31, 2017 shows Sayfullah Habibullahevic Saipov, the suspected driver who killed eight people in New York on Oct. 31, 2017, mowing down cyclists and pedestrians, before striking a school bus in what officials branded a “cowardly act of terror.” (Photo: St. Charles County Dept. of Corrections/AFP/Getty Images)

NYPD on scene after shooting, vehicular attack reported in Manhattan

Police block a section of the West Side Highway following a pickup truck attack in Manhattan, New York, Oct. 31 2017. (Photo: Andrew Kelly/Reuters)

NYPD on scene after shooting, vehicular attack reported in Manhattan

A police officer investigates crushed bicycles on a bicycle lane the day after a pickup truck attack on the West Side Highway in Manhattan, New York, Nov. 1, 2017. (Photo: Andrew Kelly/Reuters)

NYPD on scene after shooting, vehicular attack reported in Manhattan

A police cruiser stands at the corner of Getty Avenue and Genessee Avenue as officials inspect a home Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, in Paterson, N.J. (Photo: Julio Cortez/AP)

NYPD on scene after shooting, vehicular attack reported in Manhattan

A vehicle is surrounded by a police perimeter in the parking lot of a Home Depot store, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, in Passaic, N.J. Police investigating a rented Home Depot truck’s deadly rampage down a bike path near New York’s World Trade Center have surrounded the white Toyota minivan with Florida plates parked in a New Jersey Home Depot lot. (Photo: Julio Cortez/AP)

NYPD on scene after shooting, vehicular attack reported in Manhattan

Investigators inspect a truck following a shooting incident in New York on Oct. 31, 2017. (Photo: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

NYPD on scene after shooting, vehicular attack reported in Manhattan

People and media watch the scene after a motorist drove onto a busy bicycle path near the World Trade Center memorial and struck several people, Oct. 31, 2017, in New York. (Photo: Andres Kudacki/AP)

NYPD on scene after shooting, vehicular attack reported in Manhattan

New York Police Department officers gather near the scene after a motorist drove onto a busy bicycle path near the World Trade Center memorial and struck several people Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, in New York. (Photo: Mark Lennihan/AP)

NYPD on scene after shooting, vehicular attack reported in Manhattan

A paramedic looks at a body covered under a white sheet along the bike path on Oct. 31, 2017, in New York City. (Photo: Bebeto Matthews/AP)

NYPD on scene after shooting, vehicular attack reported in Manhattan

A young girl reacts as police officers secure an area following a shooting incident in New York on Oct. 31, 2017. (Photo: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

NYPD on scene after shooting, vehicular attack reported in Manhattan

New York City Police Officers respond to a report of gunfire along West Street near the pedestrian bridge at Stuyvesant High School in lower Manhattan in New York, Oct. 31, 2017. (Martin Speechley/NYPD via AP)

NYPD on scene after shooting, vehicular attack reported in Manhattan

Authorities investigate the scene near a covered body on a bike path after a motorist drove onto the path near the World Trade Center memorial, striking and killing several people, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, in New York. (Photo: Bebeto Matthews/AP)

NYPD on scene after shooting, vehicular attack reported in Manhattan

Multiple bikes are crushed along a bike path in lower Manhattan in New York, N.Y. on Oct. 31, 2017. (Photo: Brendan McDermid/Reuters)

NYPD on scene after shooting, vehicular attack reported in Manhattan

Emergency personnel carry a man into an ambulance after a motorist drove onto a busy bicycle path near the World Trade Center memorial and struck several people Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, in New York. (Photo: Andres Kudacki/AP)

NYPD on scene after shooting, vehicular attack reported in Manhattan

Authorities respond near a damaged school bus on Oct. 31, 2017, in New York. A motorist drove onto a busy bicycle path near the World Trade Center memorial and struck several people on Tuesday police and witnesses said. (Photo: Bebeto Matthews/AP)

NYPD on scene after shooting, vehicular attack reported in Manhattan

Families carry their children out of the scene after a motorist drove onto a busy bicycle path near the World Trade Center memorial and struck several people Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, in New York. (Photo: Andres Kudacki/AP)

NYPD on scene after shooting, vehicular attack reported in Manhattan

Emergency crews attend the scene of an alleged shooting incident on West Street in Manhattan, New York, Oct. 31 2017. (Photo: Andrew Kelly/Reuters)

NYPD on scene after shooting, vehicular attack reported in Manhattan

Emergency personnel transport a man on a stretcher after a motorist drove onto a busy bicycle path near the World Trade Center memorial and struck several people, Oct. 31, 2017, in New York. (Photo: Mark Lennihan/AP)

NYPD on scene after shooting, vehicular attack reported in Manhattan

A New York Police Department officer stands next to a body covered under a white sheet near a mangled bike along a bike path on Oct. 31, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

NYPD on scene after shooting, vehicular attack reported in Manhattan

A NYPD officer stands guard at a crime scene near a bike path where a body is covered with a white-sheet in lower Manhattan in New York, Oct. 31, 2017. (Photo: Brendan McDermid/Reuters)

NYPD on scene after shooting, vehicular attack reported in Manhattan

Bicycles and debris lay on a bike path after a motorist drove onto the path near the World Trade Center memorial, striking and killing several people on Oct. 31, 2017. (Photo: Craig Ruttle/AP)

NYPD on scene after shooting, vehicular attack reported in Manhattan

In this still image taken from video, police and ambulances respond to report of gunfire a few blocks from the World Trade Center in New York on Oct. 31, 2017. (AP Photo)

NYPD on scene after shooting, vehicular attack reported in Manhattan

Police gather at the scene after reports of multiple people injured after a truck plowed through a bike path in lower Manhattan on Oct. 31, 2017 in New York City. (Photo: Andy Kiss/Getty Images)

NYPD on scene after shooting, vehicular attack reported in Manhattan

Police officers arrive at the scene following a shooting incident in New York on Oct. 31, 2017. (Photo: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

NYPD on scene after shooting, vehicular attack reported in Manhattan

Police gather at the scene after reports of multiple people injured after a truck plowed through a bike path in lower Manhattan on Oct. 31, 2017 in New York City. (Photo: Andy Kiss/Getty Images)

NYPD on scene after shooting, vehicular attack reported in Manhattan

A Home Depot truck which struck down multiple people on a bike path, killing several and injuring numerous others is seen as New York city first responders are at the crime scene in lower Manhattan in New York, Oct. 31, 2017. (Photo: Brendan McDermid/Reuters)

NYPD on scene after shooting, vehicular attack reported in Manhattan

Police gather at the scene after reports of multiple people injured after a truck plowed through a bike path in lower Manhattan on Oct. 31, 2017 in New York City. (Photo: Andy Kiss/Getty Images)

NYPD on scene after shooting, vehicular attack reported in Manhattan

Police gather at the scene after reports of multiple people injured after a truck plowed through a bike path in lower Manhattan on Oct. 31, 2017 in New York City. (Photo: Andy Kiss/Getty Images)

NYPD on scene after shooting, vehicular attack reported in Manhattan

New York Police Department officers investigate the scene around a body covered under a white sheet next to a mangled bike along the bike path, Oct. 31, 2017, in New York. (Photo: Bebeto Matthews/AP)

NYPD on scene after shooting, vehicular attack reported in Manhattan

Paramedics lift an individual into an ambulance near the scene after reports of a deadly shooting on Oct. 31, 2017, in New York. A motorist drove onto a busy bicycle path near the World Trade Center memorial and struck several people Tuesday, police and witnesses said. (Photo: Bebeto Matthews/AP)

NYPD on scene after shooting, vehicular attack reported in Manhattan

A New York Police Department officer stands next to a body covered under a white sheet near a mangled bike along a bike path on Oct. 31, 2017, in New York. (Photo: Bebeto Matthews/AP)

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