Priyanka Chopra says NYC terror attacks "happened 5 blocks from her home"

Quantico actress, Priyanka Chopra wasn't too far away from Tuesday's terror attacks in Manhattan. The 35 year old star, spoke on how the terror spot was merely a few blocks away from her home and she in fact, also over-heard the sound of sirens signaling something terrible.

Chopra, who is in NYC, currently shooting for the third season of Quantico, was not very far away from the incident when she heard the sirens indicating something bad had happened.

Taking to Twitter, the actress wrote, "This happened 5 blocks from my home,As I drive back home from work,Dreary sirens remind me that this is the state of the world #nyc #peace"

Chopra, also passed on her condolences and prayers to the ones affected by the tragedy. "Nyc.. As resilient as ever," she wrote. " My condolences to everyone affected by this tragedy."

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On Tuesday 31st October,  the devastating incident took place at lower Manhattan, when a motorist driving a pickup truck consciously ran over pedestrians walking on the bike path, hitting several people with his truck before crashing himself into a school bus.

The incident killed 8 people and left several others badly injured. Sources told NBC news, the driver screamed "Allah Hu Akbar" and "God is great" from the truck as he rammed down passersby. The officials cited it as a terrorist attack, which is also being termed as the biggest in NYC since Sep 11 2001.

The New York city mayor Bill de Blasio has called the attack a "cowardly act of terror". 

"We’re not going to let the terrorists ever win," he said.

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