NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Argentina’s Foreign Ministry confirms five of the nation’s citizens were among the eight people killed in the truck attack on a New York City bike path.
The deputy prime minister and foreign affairs minister of Belgium also said in a Tuesday evening tweet one of the dead was Belgian.
Additionally, CBS2 has confirmed a German national was also killed in the attack.
Belgians and Argentines also are among the 11 wounded in Tuesday’s attack.
Argentina’s Foreign Ministry says the Argentine victims were in a group of friends who traveled to New York from Rosario. It says they were celebrating the 30th anniversary of graduating from Polytechnic College of Rosario.
The Argentine victims who died in the attack were identified as Hernán Diego Mendoza, Diego Enrique Angelini, Alejandro Damián Pagnucco, Ariel Erlij, and Hernán Ferruchi.
Another Argentine citizen, identified as Martín Ludovico Marro, was injured in the attack and was recovering from his wounds at NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital, according to the Argentinian government.
The ministry says it stands “with the families in this terrible moment of deep pain, which is shared by all Argentines.”
Foreign Minister Jorge Faurie says he’s “shocked by the events in New York.”
The NYPD says a five-year veteran shot and wounded the attacker and responding officers took him into custody.
(© Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)