At least eight people are dead after Sayfullo Saipov 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, possibly a Middle Eastern man with a beard, was shot by police and taken into custody, law enforcement sources told Fox News. The suspect remains hospitalized.
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 Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, a citizen of Uzbekistan who has addresses in 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
Eight people are dead and 11 have been injured after a truck mounted a bicycle path in lower Manhattan on Tuesday afternoon, mowing down cyclists and runners while shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’.
The 29-year-old driver, named as Sayfullo Saipov, mounted the bicycle path at Houston Street at 3.05pm and drove 17 blocks downtown, knocking down victims before coming to a stop at Chambers Street where he eventually crashed in to a school bus.
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StevieRay Hansen Investigative Reporter for SrhNews.com and HNewsWire.com
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