Yesterday afternoon, eight people were killed and 11—including two children—were injured after a truck was driven into a cycle path in lower Manhattan, making it the deadliest terror attack in Manhattan since 9/11.
"This was an act of terror, and a particularly cowardly act of terror," New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said following the incident, "aimed at innocent civilians, aimed at people going about their lives who had no idea what was about to hit them."
A 29-year-old man from Uzbekistan named Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov has been identified as the terrorist and has reportedly been living in the U.S. since 2010.
He is currently undergoing surgery after being shot in the abdomen by police.
Following the tragedy, several celebrities took to social media to honor the victims and sent their support and condolences.