Manhattan before the terrorist attack won the lottery green card

Saifulla Saipov

A native of Uzbekistan 29-year-old Saifullo Saipov, a suspect in the terrorist attack in downtown Manhattan, won a green card lottery and came to the United States. It is reported by the Santa Monica Observer.

Program of lottery visa Diversity Immigrant Visa (“Visa for immigrants of different nationalities”) implements the US Department of state. Played annually 55 thousand visas for countries with low rates of immigration to the United States.

It is noted that the computer determines lottery winners by random selection.

October 31, was driving a rented truck Sailov intentionally hit the pedestrians and collided with a school bus carrying disabled children. Ran out of the cabin, the man with the words “Allahu Akbar!” began to shoot at people. Killing eight people, another 15 were injured.

The suspect was wounded and detained by the police. Currently, he is in the hospital. Investigators found a driver’s license men. It is reported that he arrived in the U.S. in 2010, and recently resided in Tampa, Florida.