Massachusetts Man Injured in NYC Terror Attack

A Massachusetts man was among the victims injured when a man intentionally drove a truck into a crowd of people in New York City Tuesday.

Martin Marro, an Argentina native and a resident of Newton, was hurt in the attack, City Councilor James Cote confirmed to NBC Boston Tuesday night.

Cote says Marro's injuries are non-life-threatening, and that his wife, Mariana, is in New York with him.

The couple hosted a fundraiser for Cote, a Republican, last week. Gov. Charlie Baker was at the event.

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Martin Marro of Newton, Massachusetts, and his wife, Mariana, with Gov. Charlie Baker at a fundraiser for Republican Newton City Councilor Jim Cote at Marra's home. One week later, Marro would be injured in the deadly NYC truck attack.

Marro, a native of Argentina, was in New York to pick up four friends from that country, all of whom were killed in the attack, Cote told Wicked Local.

"Their best friends from Argentina were killed," Cote said, according to Wicked Local. "We are obviously shocked and our prayers go out to the family."

Friends of Marro say he's lived in Newton for seven or eight years.

According to the Boston Globe, he's a scientist at The Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research in Cambridge.

Marro and his wife have two school-aged children.

Eight people were killed and 11 people were injured when 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov drove a Home Depot truck into pedestrians and bicyclists before crashing into a school bus in Manhattan, according to authorities.

Witnesses told police they saw the driver swerve to target the bus, which was carrying children. He allegedly screamed "Allahu Akbar" after the crash, then emerged from the truck carrying what turned out to be a pellet gun and a paintball gun.

A police officer shot him in the abdomen. He was taken to Bellevue Hospital.

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