The terrorist attack in new York that is known at the moment
Tuesday, October 31, eight people were killed in the terrorist attack in new York: the pickup drove off the road to the bike path, and then crashed into a school bus. The pickup driver was injured by police and sent to hospital.
The driver of the rental truck left the highway West Street running parallel to it on the bike path, where he began to confuse people. During the attack, six people died on the spot, two died in ambulances. Injured at least 11 people. The mayor of new York bill De Blasio called the incident a terrorist attack.
Driving along the bike path a few blocks, the truck crashed into a school bus at the corner of chambers street. The driver got out of the car, shouting “Allahu Akbar”. He was waving something like a gun. As it turned out, he was holding a paintball gun and a BB gun. Video NBC follow that the driver of a pickup truck some time been able to pass on the highway. Then, according to Reuters, police opened fire on him and wounded him in the stomach. He was taken to the nearest hospital.
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The first reports of the incident stated that the driver crashed into a bus, got out of the car and started shooting. However, apparently, from firearms fired only by the police.
Later it became known that the attack killed five citizens of Argentina.
Who arranged the attack
According to NBC and CBS, driving a pickup truck was 29-year-old native of Uzbekistan, Saifullo Habibullaevich Saipov. He came to the United States in 2010. He’s out of surgery, it is expected that Saipov would survive. The police assumes, that in the latter time he lived in new Jersey- the suburbs of new York. According to NBC, he worked as a driver in Uber. Saipov also twice was cited for traffic violations in Pennsylvania in 2012 and 2015.
The US President Donald trump called the events in new York next attack “a very sick and deranged person.” The state’s Governor Andrew Cuomo said that the driver of the pickup was alone.