What you need to know about the New York Terrorist Attack!

What we know now What happened: A 29-year-old man drove a rented truck into a bike path in Manhattan, near the World Trade Center, plowing into people. The victims:...

What we know now


What happened: A 29-year-old man drove a rented truck into a bike path in Manhattan, near the World Trade Center, plowing into people.

The victims: Eight were killed; 13 others were injured.

The suspect: He’s been identified as Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov. He lived in New Jersey. A note found in the truck claimed the attack was for ISIS

His name is Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov.
 

He is a 29-year-old man, originally from Uzbekistan.

Most recently, he lived in New Jersey. Neighbors said he recently lived at least part-time in Paterson, New Jersey, not far from New York.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he was “radicalized domestically.”

Saipov has been linked to social media accounts that contain ISIS-related material.

He left a note at the scene, claiming he carried out the attack for ISIS.

New York Police Department vehicles are seen in midtown Manhattan, following a pickup truck attack on a Manhattan bike path, in New York, U.S. October 31, 2017. REUTERS/Devika Krishna Kumar

He’d been an Uber driver in New Jersey for over six months. He passed a background check and did not have any rider complaints about his safety as a driver, according to Uber.

Saipov had multiple run-ins with law enforcement in several states, online records show.

He is now in police custody.

Source: cnn.com

Photo Credit: Reuters 

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