October 31, 2017

Speaker Heastie Statement on Attack in Lower Manhattan

On behalf of the New York State Assembly, I offer prayers and condolences to the families and friends of the victims of today's apparent terrorist attack in lower Manhattan. I also extend our heartfelt thanks to the brave first responders who confronted the suspect and prevented further harm.

While there is still much we do not know about today's events, this attack is a stark reminder that we must be ever vigilant to the dangers posed by those who would seek to destroy our way of life. New York City is a shining beacon of freedom and hope for so many around the world and New Yorkers stand shoulder to shoulder in condemning this horrible attack.