Police identified 29-year-old Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov as the driver who plowed a Home Depot rental pickup into a bike path in lower Manhattan Tuesday afternoon.
Saipov was taken into custody after he exited the truck.
At least eight people were killed and 11 people were injured in the attack that New York City officials have identified as an act of terrorism.
According to police, Saipov drove down the bike path along the West Side Highway and hit multiple bikers and pedestrians.
He then drove the truck into a Stuyvesant High School bus before exiting the vehicle and waving what police described as “imitation firearms.”
He was confronted by a New York City police officer, shot and then taken to a hospital.