New York marathon to go ahead as planned after attack

Security will be heavily stepped up for the race involving more than 50,000 runners.

Published: 01st November 2017 09:10 PM  |   Last Updated: 01st November 2017 09:10 PM   |  A+A-


Eight people were killed and 11 seriously injured in a Halloween afternoon attack that the mayor called 'a particularly cowardly act of terror.' The driver — identified by officials as an immigrant from Uzbekistan — was in critical condition but expected to survive after a police officer shot him in the abdomen. IN PIC: Police work near a damaged Home Depot truck after a motorist drove onto a bike path near the World Trade Center memorial. (Photo: AP)


NEW YORK: The New York Marathon will be held as planned on Sunday despite the truck attack that left eight dead in Lower Manhattan, the mayor said Wednesday.

"It will go on as scheduled. It will be an extraordinary event, as it always is," Mayor Bill de Blasio told a news conference. He said security will be heavily stepped up for the race involving more than 50,000 runners.


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