Auto hits pedestrians in lower Manhattan, NYPD says

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Up to three people have been hit by a vehicle in Lower Manhattan.

It happened about 1:15 in the area of Liberty St. and Broadway. The Lincoln continued eastbound and struck the rear-end of a Mercedes SUV before coming to a stop.

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One of the victims may have been riding a bike, police say.

The NYPD says six people were transported to area hospitals. None of their injuries appeared to be life-threatening.

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Police do not suspect terrorism however and believe road rage played a role in the incident.

Initial reports said the driver of the auto was arrested. Police and fire departments are at the scene and the driver of the vehicle is in custody.

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