Eight people are killed and at least 11 others injured when a man in a rented pickup truck drives down a bike path along the West Side Highway in Lower Manhattan. The 29-year-old suspect, later identified as Uzbekistani immigrant Sayfullo Saipov, is shot and taken into custody by police. Police are treating this incident as an act of terrorism.
Michael Bloomberg, the Mayor of New York City, claims that the US Federal Bureau of Investigation briefed him that suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev said that the bombers intended to attack New York City next.
JetBlue Airways Flight 292 en route to New York from Burbank, California, experiences nose gear malfunctions shortly after takeoff when the nose wheels rotated 90 degrees to the left. The Airbus A320-232 circles Los Angeles to burn off fuel before landing at Los Angeles Airport without serious incident or injury.
For the first time in history, religious and spiritual leaders of the world's diverse faith traditions came together in New York to discuss how to forge a partnership of peace with the United Nations.