Sayfullo Saipov: Details emerge on alleged NYC attacker


Nebraska State Patrol said they provided all of Saipov's citation information to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to be included in their case file as they continue to investigate the terror attack.

The suspect, who is in custody, was identified as 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov.

Investigators said he rented a truck from Home Depot and plowed through cyclists and pedestrians for several blocks, killing eight and injuring nearly a dozen others, before crashing into a school bus in downtown Manhattan.

After driving 14 blocks and crashing into a school bus just after 3 p.m., the driver exited the vehicle displaying two firearms - a paintball gun and a pellet gun.

Authorities are also investigating an address on Genesee Street in Paterson, which is where Saipov is believed to have lived. At least eight people were killed and almost a dozen more were injured.

Saipov emigrated to the 2010 and later became a permanent legal resident.

He was shot in the abdomen by a police officer.

Little seemed to be notable about him to neighbors before the attack.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said there is no reason to suspect a broader plot or scheme. The attack continued when the truck hit a school bus carrying two adults and two children at Chambers Street. The attack echoed a strategy that the Islamic State group has been suggesting to its followers.

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NY and other cities around the globe have been on high alert against attacks by extremists in vehicles.

Officials call the Tuesday, Oct. 31, incident a "cowardly act of terror" - the city's deadliest attack since September 11, 2001.

Saipov's assault took place just blocks from the Freedom Tower site, which houses the city's 9/11 memorial and museum. "When we [are] on the road, we call everyone", he said. Blasio was at the parade, which often attracts a million people, inspecting security and living out his advice for New Yorkers - be vigilant but go ahead with your normal plans.

Another eyewitness, Eugene Duffy, told CNN on the scene that when he came across the scene he saw people lying on the ground with tire tracks across their bodies.

"He came out, grabbed the baby and he didn't say nothing to me", she said. A fuller portrait began to emerge of the suspect who was described by the president as an animal and by the mayor as a coward.

"It's something that takes you by surprise", she said.

In a Twitter post, Mr. Trump condemned the attack. "NOT IN THE U.S.A.!" he wrote.