Manhattan Truck Driver Terrorist Identified
Several officials have identified the New York City truck attacker who killed eight people and injured others as 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov from Tampa, Fla.
Although New York officials during Tuesday’s official press conference declined to list any details about the suspect other than the fact that he is a 29-year-old male and not from New York, several officials told ABC News that the suspect is Saipov from Florida.
Update 2: Source: Lower Manhattan suspect yelled ‘allah akhbar’
More.. Police sources are stating the attacker shouted “Allahu Akbar”
The suspect, who was shot by police, then plowed his car into multiple people on the path, killing up to six and injuring several others, according to cops.
He continued driving south and hit another car, then got out and displayed “imitation firearms,” police said.
The man then shouted, “Allahu Akbar,” according to police sources.
Update: Reports are stating the perp had imitation handguns.
A gunman opened fire from a Home Depot truck that apparently plowed down four riders on a bike path Tuesday off the Hudson River in Lower Manhattan, eyewitnesses said.
The NYPD reported one man was in custody after initial reports of gunfire set off a mad scramble in the downtown area.
Witnesses reported seeing a gunman firing from inside a Home Depot truck, and video showed a truck from the home improvement store sitting on a median.
More… Bloodbath in downtown NYC after driver shoots pedestrians from his car
BREAKING: Reports of Multiple People Shot In Manhattan After Man In Truck Ran Over Pedestrians. pic.twitter.com/LibaZ4b7w7
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