First Lady Melania has tweeted that her “heart breaks” for New York after six people were reported to have died in what police are treating as a terror attack.
Taking to Twitter before her husband, President Trump, had publicly commented on the incident, Ms Trump said:
“My heart breaks for #NYC today,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “Thoughts & prayers as we monitor the situation.”
My heart breaks for #NYC today. Thoughts & prayers as we monitor the situation.
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) October 31, 2017
The first lady is in New York City on Tuesday for meetings, according to CNN.
First daughter Ivanka Trump also took to social media to say she was thinking of those impacted by the incident, which CNN also reported appeared to be “a deliberate act.”
“Heartbreaking news coming out of NYC,” she wrote. “Praying for the victims.”
Heartbreaking news coming out of NYC. Praying for the victims.
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) October 31, 2017
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said White House chief of staff John Kelly had briefed President Trump and will keep him updated as the situation continues to develop.