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.”
“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.”
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.”
Comedian Billy Eichner called the incident “sad and horrifying,” and as a native New Yorker, had a personal connection to the tragedy.
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