This site uses cookies. By accepting cookies you can optimise your browsing experience. Read more.
USA: Concrete blocks fortify Manhattan bike path in wake of deadly attack02:57

USA: Concrete blocks fortify Manhattan bike path in wake of deadly attack

United States, New York City
November 3, 2017 at 17:05 GMT -00:00 · Published

Large concrete blocks were placed alongside the bike lane to protect cyclists in New York City's lower Manhattan, Friday, days after a driver mowed a truck into pedestrians on Tuesday claiming the lives of eight people.

People have placed flowers, balloons, photos of the victims and other personal items in honour of their memory, around the place where the attack occurred.

A New York City resident said she is "grateful" that "more lives were not lost."

"We are vulnerable, it doesn't matter where you live, if you live in Ney York, if you live in any big city or small town, you know, terrorism is everywhere and so you just don't know," another resident said.

The New York Police Department (NYPD) resorted to placing hundreds of concrete blocks at 57 intersections along the Hudson River Park Bikeway in a measure to avoid future attacks.

The tragic incident occurred when a driver mowed a truck into pedestrians on Tuesday afternoon. The suspect, a 29-year-old man named Sayfullo Saipov, was shot in the stomach and taken into custody. He has recently been filed with terror charges.

USA: Concrete blocks fortify Manhattan bike path in wake of deadly attack02:57
No Account? Sign up!
Description

Large concrete blocks were placed alongside the bike lane to protect cyclists in New York City's lower Manhattan, Friday, days after a driver mowed a truck into pedestrians on Tuesday claiming the lives of eight people.

People have placed flowers, balloons, photos of the victims and other personal items in honour of their memory, around the place where the attack occurred.

A New York City resident said she is "grateful" that "more lives were not lost."

"We are vulnerable, it doesn't matter where you live, if you live in Ney York, if you live in any big city or small town, you know, terrorism is everywhere and so you just don't know," another resident said.

The New York Police Department (NYPD) resorted to placing hundreds of concrete blocks at 57 intersections along the Hudson River Park Bikeway in a measure to avoid future attacks.

The tragic incident occurred when a driver mowed a truck into pedestrians on Tuesday afternoon. The suspect, a 29-year-old man named Sayfullo Saipov, was shot in the stomach and taken into custody. He has recently been filed with terror charges.

Top downloads in last 24 hours
Pool for subscribers only
03:43
Iran: Next US administration has 'no choice but to surrender' to Iranian resilience - RouhaniIran: Next US administration has 'no choice but to surrender' to Iranian resilience - Rouhani
September 22, 2020 at 19:48 GMT -00:00
Pool for subscribers only
03:13
UN: Putin urges to lift sanctions to 'restore global growth and reduce unemployment'UN: Putin urges to lift sanctions to 'restore global growth and reduce unemployment'
September 22, 2020 at 18:07 GMT -00:00
Pool for subscribers only
02:58
UN: Xi tells General Assembly attempts to 'politicise' pandemic must be rejectedUN: Xi tells General Assembly attempts to 'politicise' pandemic must be rejected
September 22, 2020 at 22:07 GMT -00:00
04:53
Sticking it to the man - Iranian man with more than just a magnetic personalitySticking it to the man - Iranian man with more than just a magnetic personality
September 21, 2020 at 17:36 GMT -00:00
Pool for subscribers only
01:34
Belarus: Russian and Belarusian paratrooper drills kick off as part of  ‘Slavic Brotherhood – 2020’ Belarus: Russian and Belarusian paratrooper drills kick off as part of  ‘Slavic Brotherhood – 2020’ 
September 22, 2020 at 19:15 GMT -00:00
02:45
Bulgaria: Thousands demand PM to resign at Independence Day protestBulgaria: Thousands demand PM to resign at Independence Day protest
September 23, 2020 at 01:44 GMT -00:00
05:00
Idle tour buses turned into giant maze in TokyoIdle tour buses turned into giant maze in Tokyo
September 19, 2020 at 17:48 GMT -00:00
04:28
Suga-sweet liquorice depicting new Japanese PM Suga fly off counter in AkitaSuga-sweet liquorice depicting new Japanese PM Suga fly off counter in Akita
September 21, 2020 at 20:25 GMT -00:00
Pool for subscribers only
01:56
Ukraine: ‘You’re good-looking!’ Zelenskiy turns on charm at meeting with Hollywood star Tom CruiseUkraine: ‘You’re good-looking!’ Zelenskiy turns on charm at meeting with Hollywood star Tom Cruise
October 1, 2019 at 11:26 GMT -00:00
02:34
Colombia: Police and protesters battle in Bogota as anti-brutality demos continueColombia: Police and protesters battle in Bogota as anti-brutality demos continue
September 22, 2020 at 15:24 GMT -00:00
03:35
Syria: Damascus drivers queue at petrol stations as US sanctions cause fuel shortagesSyria: Damascus drivers queue at petrol stations as US sanctions cause fuel shortages
September 22, 2020 at 23:42 GMT -00:00
Pool for subscribers only
01:05
UN: Egypt committed to ridding Libya of 'armed militias and terrorist organisations' - El-SisiUN: Egypt committed to ridding Libya of 'armed militias and terrorist organisations' - El-Sisi
September 23, 2020 at 00:16 GMT -00:00
02:40
Sudan: Trial of former President Omar al-Bashir adjourned until October 6Sudan: Trial of former President Omar al-Bashir adjourned until October 6
September 23, 2020 at 00:52 GMT -00:00
01:33
Germany: Navalny discharged from acute inpatient careGermany: Navalny discharged from acute inpatient care
September 23, 2020 at 08:38 GMT -00:00
04:48
Height is no obstacle for German 'Little Parkour Hulk'Height is no obstacle for German 'Little Parkour Hulk'
September 22, 2020 at 14:17 GMT -00:00
04:04
Libya: Country's first rugby stadium opens in BenghaziLibya: Country's first rugby stadium opens in Benghazi
September 23, 2020 at 07:48 GMT -00:00
Pool for subscribers only
02:44
UN: Macron says world should not be dominated by US-China rivalry UN: Macron says world should not be dominated by US-China rivalry
September 22, 2020 at 23:17 GMT -00:00
Pool for subscribers only
02:40
Belarus: Lukashenko sworn in for sixth term in unannounced ceremonyBelarus: Lukashenko sworn in for sixth term in unannounced ceremony
September 23, 2020 at 11:16 GMT -00:00
Pool for subscribers only
04:12
UN: 'There is no blood in the sand' - Trump touts more upcoming peace deals in the Middle EastUN: 'There is no blood in the sand' - Trump touts more upcoming peace deals in the Middle East
September 22, 2020 at 15:45 GMT -00:00
03:06
UK: Public reacts to recently announced coronavirus measures in LondonUK: Public reacts to recently announced coronavirus measures in London
September 22, 2020 at 16:35 GMT -00:00
Pool for subscribers only
01:00
Russia: Investigators detain messianic cult leaders in Siberia Russia: Investigators detain messianic cult leaders in Siberia
September 22, 2020 at 09:51 GMT -00:00
03:03
Spain: Madrid teachers strike over lack of coronavirus safety measures in classrooms Spain: Madrid teachers strike over lack of coronavirus safety measures in classrooms
September 22, 2020 at 17:38 GMT -00:00
01:50
France: Police mobilised as Eiffel Tower cordoned off amid 'bomb' alertFrance: Police mobilised as Eiffel Tower cordoned off amid 'bomb' alert
September 23, 2020 at 11:38 GMT -00:00
02:10
USA: Man kayaks in flooded backyard after Storm Beta makes Texas landfallUSA: Man kayaks in flooded backyard after Storm Beta makes Texas landfall
September 22, 2020 at 18:16 GMT -00:00
View all videos