The Latest: 8 killed as truck plows into pedestrians in downtown NYC terror attack


A terrorist in a rental truck sped for nearly a mile down a popular, bike-only path in lower Manhattan on Tuesday — killing eight people in the shadow of the World Trade Center and then shouting: “Allahu Akbar.”

“This was an act of terror,” Mayor de Blasio declared at an evening press conference.

“A particularly cowardly act of terror aimed at innocent civilians, aimed at innocent people going about their lives.”

Sayfullo Saipov, a 29-year-old immigrant from Uzbekistan, was shot by a cop after getting out of his car at Chambers and West streets with two realistic-looking guns while screaming “Allahu Akbar” — Arabic for God is good, police sources said.

“He was running around Chambers and somebody started to chase him,” said a 14-year-old student at the nearby Stuyvesant HS, which was just letting out for the day.

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( On Tuesday night, police had surrounded a mosque and nearby garden apartments in Paterson. Omar Khan, a 17-year-old who said he prays at the mosque five times a day, said he does not recall ever seeing Saipov at prayer.

Hilmi Hammad, a man who said he was Saipov’s neighbor, said he often saw him around the neighborhood with his wife and two children. He also said he saw Saipov standing on the corner talking to friends and frequently invited them into his home.

The neighbor said Saipov drives a white van with Florida plates and has lived in Paterson for a few months.

Police stopped Saipov in Mount Holly Springs Borough, Pennsylvania, just south of Carlisle, in March 2015 and he gave police a Paterson, New Jersey address, according to court records. He also was stopped in 2012 in Palmyra, Pennsylvania, just east of Hershey, and also listed a Paterson address.

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Sources tell True Pundit the truck used in Manhattan terror spree is a rental from Home Depot in nearby Passaic County, NJ

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