NEWTON (CBS) — A man from Newton was among those injured in the terror attack in Manhattan Tuesday afternoon.

Martin Marro has non-life threatening injuries, according to Newton Councilman and family friend Jim Cote.

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Martin Marro (LinkedIn Photo)

Officials in New York Police said a man, identified as Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, deliberately drove a rented truck onto a busy bicycle path near the World Trade Center. The attack killed eight people and injured at least 12.

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Marro lost five friends in the attack, all from Argentina. The group had gathered together in New York City for a class reunion. They were expected to travel to Boston too, Cote said.

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Marro has lived in the area for the past eight years. He is close with his friends and family and involved in politics.