A motorist ran a truck through a crowd in Manhattan Tuesday afternoon, killing at least eight people and injuring at least 15. The suspect was shot by police and taken to a hospital after emerging from the vehicle with imitation firearms, and the FBI is reportedly treating the incident as a terror attack.
Celebrities were quick to voice their concern for the citizens of New York and offer their support.
The band Imagine Dragons posted that their “thoughts are with the victims of the senseless attack in Manhattan.”
our thoughts are with the victims of the senseless attack in Manhattan
— Imagine Dragons (@Imaginedragons) October 31, 2017
“Stranger Things” star David Harbour wrote that the tragedy was “awful, sad and unsettling,” and sent his “love and strength” to his “fellow New Yorkers.”
Unfolding tragedy in Manhattan today is awful, sad and unsettling. My love and strength to all my fellow New Yorkers.
— David Harbour (@DavidKHarbour) October 31, 2017
Musician Charlie Puth said he was “shocked” about the incident, and couldn’t find the words to describe his reaction.
“Dear Evan Hansen” star Ben Platt wanted to ensure the focus remained on the victims. “F*ck this truck-driving monster,” he tweeted. “Let him fade away. Don’t bother with his name, only the names of his victims. I love New York City.”
F*ck this truck-driving monster. Let him fade away. Don’t bother with his name, only the names of his victims. I love New York City.
— Ben Platt (@BenSPLATT) October 31, 2017
Comedian Billy Eichner called the incident “sad and horrifying,” and as a native New Yorker, had a personal connection to the tragedy.
That's my high school in the picture. This is sad and horrifying. Sending love to everyone there. https://t.co/DWvZy5AdS1
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) October 31, 2017
See more reactions below.
Oh God. Just read about NYC attack. I can’t stomach this non-stop senseless hatred and violence. So sad for the city and all those affected.
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) October 31, 2017
Watching what's happening in NYC and am nauseated. Sending love
— Ike Barinholtz (@ikebarinholtz) October 31, 2017
I ❤️ NY
— Will Arnett™ (@arnettwill) October 31, 2017
Please be safe out there tonight.
— zoe kazan (@zoeinthecities) October 31, 2017
Oof. Just seeing this NYC stuff. Sending love home.
— nick kroll (@nickkroll) October 31, 2017
Sending love to the people of New York. I will always ❤️ NY
— John Legend (@johnlegend) October 31, 2017