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)

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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.

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.