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Sections of Lower Manhattan are on lockdown due to a shooting in lower Manhattan. Details are sketchy but a man—reportedly in custody—in a van reportedly plowed down pedestrians. 

Reports the New York Times:

A suspect had been taken into custody after police officers in New York City responded on Tuesday afternoon to reports of a shooting or vehicle collision in Lower Manhattan, the authorities said.

Initial reports said a van on the bike path had run down several people. At one point shots may have been fired, but it was not clear who had fired them. A law enforcement official said there were reports that several people were dead.

Along with numerous injuries, six people have reportedly been killed.

Prayers up to those affected by this tragedy.

New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio has declared the incident an “act of terror.”

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