New York terror attack leaves eight dead and 11 injured as truck ploughs into cyclists and pedestrians

SAIPOV, THE SUSPECTED TERRORIST (pictured)

On October 31, 2017, 29-year-old Sayfullo Habibullaevich Saipov of Uzbekistan drove a flatbed pickup truck in a vehicle-ramming attack on cyclists and runners along 1 mile (1.6 km) of a bike path alongside West Street in Lower Manhattan, New York City, killing eight people and injuring at least 11 others. Upon exiting the vehicle, he was shot in the abdomen by police, and then arrested.

The killer shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ before being shot by police.

The driver, identified as 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov, swerved out of traffic and into a cycle lane on the West Side at around 3pm as the city was preparing for its Halloween parade. (more…)