New York authorities have confirmed the deaths of six foreigners and 2 Americans in Tuesday's attack in New York City. Victims of the Manhattan attack from other countries will forever be New Yorkers, Bill de Blasio has stated.
According to de Blasio, as authorities see no specific or credible additional threats to the city, the New York marathon will go ahead as planned on November 5 with an enhanced number of plain clothed police officers as well as helicopters along the route.
New York has boosted security measures at airports, tunnels, stations in the wake of the deadly attack, de Blasio has announced.
Immediately following the terrorist attack on Tuesday, the New York Police Department mobilized and deployed additional resources to key locations throughout the city, accoding to Chief Carlos Gomez.
What We Know So Far About Manhattan Attack
As eyewitnesses claim, he was allegedly shouting "Allahu Akbar" ("God is Great" in Arabic) after he stepped out of the car. A number of reports citing senior police officials suggested that there was also a handwritten note pledging allegiance to Daesh in the truck, however, the information is yet to be confirmed.