Statement by Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Re: Terrorist Attack In Lower Manhattan

“Today is a horrific and tragic day for our City. I am appalled and horrified at this deliberate act of terrorism. I am saddened of the innocent lives lost and pray for the injured. I commend the courageous men and women of the NYPD, the FDNY and first responders for their swift response to this incident and for quickly apprehending the perpetrator.  New Yorkers are strong and nothing can keep our spirits down. We are a resilient city and we will not be deterred by these cowardly acts. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims of this despicable act of terrorism.”