NYC Halloween parade marches on, New Yorkers defiant in the face of terror attack

The NYPD beefed up its presence for the annual parade.

— -- New York's annual Village Halloween Parade continued as scheduled Tuesday evening despite a terror attack earlier in the day that killed eight people.

The 44th annual parade began at 7 p.m. at 6th Avenue in Greenwich Village, according to the parade's website. Only costumed participants were allowed to march in the parade.

Eight people were killed and several were injured after a man driving a rented Home Depot truck plowed into pedestrians and cyclists on a bike path in lower Manhattan after 3 p.m.

Multiple law enforcement sources identified the suspect as 29-year-old Tampa resident Sayfullo Saipov. He was taken into custody after he was shot by police.

Authorities were investigating the crash as a possible terror attack, officials said.