Uzbek man in custody for deadliest terror attack on NY City since 9/11

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New York City: A man rammed a rental pickup into a pedestrian and bike path along the Hudson River in Lower Manhattan here on Tuesday, killing eight and injuring 11 others.

This is being described as the deadliest terror attack on NY city since 9/11.

Sayfullo Saipov

The terror suspect, who was shot and injured by a city police officer, has been identified as Sayfullo Saipov. He arrived in the US legally from Uzbekistan in 2010.

In a statement after the terrorist attack, the US President Donald Trump said: “Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of today’s terrorist attack in New York City and their families. My Administration will provide its full support to the New York City Police Department, including through a joint investigation with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. We offer our thanks to the first responders who stopped the suspect and rendered immediate aid to the victims of this cowardly attack. These brave men and women embody the true American spirit of resilience and courage. I will continue to follow developments closely.”

The US State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert said: “The State Department is closely monitoring the situation. We are referring all questions about the investigation to the FBI and the New York Police Department. We extend our condolences to the families of the victims and our prayers for recovery to those affected by this terrible act of terrorism in New York City.”

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