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New York Islamic Terror Attack by 29-year-old Uzbek Muslim, Shouted Allah-hu-Akbar, 8 Dead Several Injured

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  • Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov has been named as suspect in Tuesday attack

  • The 29-year-old is a resident of Tampa, Florida, but originally from Uzbekistan

  • Saipov reportedly came to the U.S. in 2010 and has previous address in Ohio

  • He has a minor criminal record for traffic offenses in Missouri and Pennsylvania

  • Online records show that he worked as a commercial truck driver

  • Authorities have not said where he rented the Home Depot truck or how long he had been in New York City prior to the deadly incident on Tuesday

  • At least eight people died and several others left injured from attack  

The 29-year-old man suspected of killing eight people and injuring several others when he mowed them down driving a Home Depot truck in New York City has been identified as a Florida resident originally from Uzbekistan.

Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov was taken into custody by police after he was shot in the stomach while trying to flee the attack scene shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ in downtown Manhattan not far from the World Trade Center on Tuesday afternoon.

Saipov is an Uzbekh national who came to the U.S. in 2010, according to NBC. At the time of his arrest, he was carrying a Florida identification card that listed a Tampa address.

According to online records, he worked as a commercial truck driver and lived in Ohio at some point. He also has a minor criminal record for traffic offenses in Missouri and Pennsylvania.

Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov (above), the 29-year-old man suspected of killing eight people and injuring several others when he mowed them down driving a Home Depot truck in New York City, has been identified as a Florida resident originally from Uzbekistan.

In addition, he also has a previous address in New Jersey. Court records show he was stopped in Mount Holly Springs Borough, Pennsylvania in March 2015 and provided cops with an address in Paterson, New Jersey.

Authorities have not said where the Home Depot truck involved in the attack was rented from. The company also said it could not confirm if the suspect had rented the vehicle, but they are cooperating with police.

It’s also unknown how long Saipov had been in New York City prior to the deadly incident on Tuesday.

The horrific attack happened shortly after 3pm when the driver mounted the bicycle path at Houston Street at 3.05pm and drove 17 blocks downtown, knocking down victims before coming to a stop at Chambers Street where he eventually crashed in to a school bus.

Saipov was taken into custody by police after he was shot in the stomach while trying to flee the attack scene shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ in downtown Manhattan not far from the World Trade Center on Tuesday afternoon. He  is pictured above on the ground after being shot

There were two children and two adults inside the bus at the time. They are among the 11 injured people now in hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

After coming to a stop in his rented Home Depot truck, the terrorist then emerged from waving a paintball gun in one hand and a pellet gun in the other.

He was shot in the stomach by an on-duty NYPD officer who was at the scene and is now in hospital under police supervision.

At a press conference at Police Plaza later, New York Mayor Bill De Blasio condemned the attack as a ‘cowardly act of terror’.

During the press conference, Mayor de Blasio said the act was ‘intended to break’ the spirit of New Yorkers.

Saipov turned on to the bike track at Houston Street then drove for 17 blocks southbound. The pathway leads from Greenwich Village down to Tribeca. Saipov drove the full distance, only coming to a stop when he hit a school bus at Chambers Street
Saipov turned on to the bike track at Houston Street then drove for 17 blocks southbound. The pathway leads from Greenwich Village down to Tribeca. Saipov drove the full distance, only coming to a stop when he hit a school bus at Chambers Street

‘We know this action was intended to break out spirit. But we also know New Yorkers are strong, resilient and our spirit will never be moved by an act of violence or an act meant to intimidate us.’

The annual Halloween Parade will go on as planned despite the atrocity. There will be an increased police presence there tonight in addition to bolstered police patrols across the city in the coming days and week.

‘Based on the information we have, this was an act of terror and a particularly cowardly act of terror aimed at innocent civilians, people going about their lives,’ he said.

De Blasio was joined by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo who prayed for those killed.

‘It reminds us all how precious life is. They left the house the morning, they were enjoying the beautiful west side of Manhattan on a beautiful fall day and now they will not be returning home.

‘That shock and that pain is going to be very real,’ he said.

The rented Home Depot truck, which plowed through cyclists and runners on a bicycle path on the West Side Highway in lower Manhattan on Tuesday afternoon, is pictured above

NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill confirmed the driver’s movements. He would not release his identity or nationality, saying it was too early in the investigation to share such details.

President Trump acknowledged the attack on Twitter, describing the perpetrator as a ‘sick’ individual.

‘In NYC, looks like another attack by a very sick and deranged person. Law enforcement is following this closely. NOT IN THE U.S.A.!’ he said.

First Lady Melania Trump, who was in Manhattan when the attack occurred, said: ‘My heart breaks for NYC today.

‘Thoughts & prayers as we monitor the situation.’

During the press conference, Mayor De Blasio said the act was ‘intended to break’ the spirit of New Yorkers.

‘We know this action was intended to break out spirit. But we also know New Yorkers are strong, resilient and our spirit will never be moved by an act of violence or an act meant to intimidate us.’

Source: DailyMail

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