American President Donald Trump has ordered his Department of Homeland Security to "step up" on vetting measures, as the deadly truck attack happened in New York is declared 'terrorist attack by officials.'
The attack has already killed eight people, while 11 individuals are reported to be injured till the time this article was made live. The truck driver suddenly started to drive on cycling path recklessly which led to these casualties. Among the dead ones, 5 are Argentines.
Police shot the 29-year-old suspect on the spot whose name (as per media) is Sayfullo Saipov. He came to the USA in the year 2010 and is currently hospitalized.
A note is recovered from the truck which refers to the terrorist organization Islamic State.
As it happened, a lot of famous people took to social media and shared their condolences, expressing the distress they feel for the victims, their family and New York.
Have a look!
See former American President, Barack Obama's tweet below.
Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi also took to Twitter and strongly condemned the attack.
Actors, actresses, sportsmen and businessperson's from around the world mourned for the victims.