Annual NYC Halloween Parade Goes On Despite Attack

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Hours after a suspected terrorist drove a truck into a crowded bike path in lower Manhattan, killing at least eight people and injuring 11 more, New Yorkers - young and old - poured into city streets to celebrate Halloween in a defiant stand against violence and fear. After Tuesday's attack near the World Trade Center, which left eight people dead and 13 others injured, Trump has been busy rebuking Democratic leader Chuck Schumer for voting through a visa program he believes is partly to blame for the carnage.

The NYPD and Federal Bureau of Investigation are still investigating Tuesday's attack. CNN cited witnesses and law enforcement officials who said the man shouted "Allahu Akbar" - which means God is great in Arabic - during the attack.

And costumed New Yorkers flooded the streets for the annual Village Halloween Parade less than a mile from where the attack took place.

The driver eventually came to a stop beneath the TriBeCa Bridge at Chambers Street where he got out of the auto and was shot. The NYPD installed more personnel, blocker trucks and officers with long guns along the parade route, spokesman Eric Phillips said.

"We are going to go about our business in the city, and we are not going to be deterred", New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said.

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The parade route began in Manhattan's West Village, just a few blocks northeast of where the truck hit a school bus as it plowed down the riverside bike path.

It's a handsome thing to see NY stand up to those who threaten our city and show that nothing will stop us from doing us.

"You can't let it stop you from living your life", parade-goer Cathryn Strobl said.

President Trump acknowledged the attack on Twitter, describing the perpetrator as a "sick" individual.