Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Terrorism In NYC: 8 Dead After Truck Hits Victims

[This is ABCs politically correct version...The killer shouted "something"....hmmmm]

 At least eight people are dead and others injured after a truck driver made a "purposeful turn" onto a jogging and biking path in lower Manhattan in New York City, police said.

The suspect is in custody. Multiple law enforcement officials tell ABC News that the suspect in custody has been identified as 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov from Tampa, Florida.

The sprawling crime scene runs about 10 blocks along the West Side Highway, a few blocks away from One World Trade Center.
The incident is being investigated as a possible terrorist attack, a source confirmed to ABC News.
A vehicle -- a Home Depot rental truck, according to the company -- entered the West Street pedestrian and bike path north of Chambers Street, hitting multiple people on the path, leaving some dead and "numerous people injured," New York City police said, citing preliminary investigation.
The vehicle kept driving south until it hit another vehicle, police said. At that point, the suspect, who was "displaying imitation firearms," got out of the vehicle and was shot by responding officers, authorities said.
The suspect shouted something at police when officers confronted him, according to multiple sources.

Eight dead in terror attack after truck mows down victims on a cycle path just seven blocks from Ground Zero before being shot by police as he waved imitation firearms and screamed Allahu Akbar

  • Eight people are dead and 11 people are in hospital in a serious but non life-threatening condition 
  • The truck driver has been named as 29-year-old Sayfull Saipov, a resident of Florida
  • He mounted the West Side Highway bike path at 3.05 pm on Tuesday afternoon at Houston Street 
  • He then continued southbound for 17 blocks, mowing down pedestrians, runners and cyclists
  • He came to a stop when he crashed into a school bus at Chambers Street and then hopped out of the truck
  • The man was then seen brandishing two fake guns before being shot in the stomach by an NYPD officer
  • He survived and was taken to hospital where he now remains under the supervision of police 

1 comment:

Mrs.C said...

"NYC 'terror' attack leaves 8 dead, several injured"
"At least eight people are dead after a driver barreled into a bike path and crashed a rental pickup truck into a crowd in Lower Manhattan Tuesday afternoon, shouting "Allahu Akbar," law enforcement sources tell Fox News and The Associated Press.

Another 11 people were injured, officials said. The 29-year-old driver was shot by police and taken into custody, law enforcement sources told Fox News. The suspect remains hospitalized."