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.READ MORE: 'Just Do The Right Thing': MBTA Bus Driver Finds Purse In Road, Returns It To Owner
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.READ MORE: Air Quality Alert Issued As Massachusetts Fire Departments Field Smoke Reports From Western Wildfires
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.MORE NEWS: Indoor Mask Mandate Begins In Provincetown Due To COVID Cluster
Marro has lived in the area for the past eight years. He is close with his friends and family and involved in politics.