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.
Islamic State finally claims New York attack in its latest issue of al-Naba' newsletter pic.twitter.com/07gA2KR8XJ
— Aymenn J Al-Tamimi (@ajaltamimi) November 3, 2017
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NEW: NYC suspect was interviewed in 2015 by federal agents after being listed as point of contact for two men on counterterrorism list. pic.twitter.com/uB7aYM9cL3
— Evan McMurry (@evanmcmurry) November 1, 2017
— ABC News (@ABC) November 1, 2017
— ABC News (@ABC) November 1, 2017
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NEW DETAILS: @CBSNews reports the NYC suspect is in the hospital bragging about what he did, left notes in Arabic that ISIS will endure.
— Steven Portnoy (@stevenportnoy) November 1, 2017
Wednesday 9:00 am ET –
BREAKING: NY governor Cuomo says Manhattan truck attacker was 'radicalized domestically' and 'associated with ISIS'
— Evan Rosenfeld (@Evan_Rosenfeld) November 1, 2017
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New: Uber spox confirms to @ABC truck attack suspect Sayfullo Saipov was an Uber driver. He passed background check, now banned from the app
— Kate Hodgson (@_katehodgson) November 1, 2017
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— Matt Kadosh (@MattKadosh) November 1, 2017
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WNBC-TV: Suspect in NYC truck rampage left note claiming he committed attack for ISIS, sources say
— Jesse Rodriguez (@JesseRodriguez) November 1, 2017
— Keldy Ortiz (@KeldyOrtiz) November 1, 2017
(NJ.com) 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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— CBS News (@CBSNews) October 31, 2017
— Justin Miller (@justinjm1) October 31, 2017
— Bill Rehkopf (@BillRehkopf) October 31, 2017
NBC says suspect in NY attack was 29-year-old Uzbek national who came to US in 2010 and was living in Tampa, Fla.
— Barbara Demick (@BarbaraDemick) October 31, 2017
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UPDATE: Sources tell NY1 at least 6 people are dead in Lower Manhattan incident. Sources say a vehicle ran over people on a bike path. pic.twitter.com/SxPvSJVgSW
— Spectrum News NY1 (@NY1) October 31, 2017
More: police source tells @brynnCNN police are considering terrorism as part of the investgation.
— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) October 31, 2017
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— Andrea (@Andreacbb9) October 31, 2017
— Anthony DiLorenzo (@ADiLorenzoTV) October 31, 2017
There is one suspect under arrest following an incident on the Westside Highway in lower Manhattan. More to follow when it is available
— J. Peter Donald (@JPeterDonald) October 31, 2017
— James Wattie (@jameswattie) October 31, 2017
— Katherine Bedoya (@katherine_912) October 31, 2017
Students were dismissed from class after a shooting – some students said the shooting was outside the school pic.twitter.com/eIKlDSLQVB
— Madison Mills (@MadisonMills22) October 31, 2017
Video of what looks like a major police operation at City Vineyard / Pier 26 right near the Tribeca shooting incident. pic.twitter.com/tlJ0HZzs6S
— Mike Dudas (@mdudas) October 31, 2017
Witness describes what he saw in Lower Manhattan pic.twitter.com/Fm3wdrkb10
— Myles N. Miller (@MylesMill) October 31, 2017
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, “A…