US & Canada: New York City – Charges filed against NYC terror suspect

Charges filed against NYC terror suspect (ABC News)

The man accused of plowing into people on a lower Manhattan bike path Tuesday had apparently been planning the attack for a number of weeks, police officials said today.

“He did this in the name of ISIS, and along with the other items recovered at the scene was some notes that further indicate that,” John Miller, deputy commissioner of intelligence and counterterrorism of the NYPD, said this morning of the attack that killed eight. “He appears to have followed almost exactly to a ‘T’ the instructions that ISIS has put out in its social media channels before with instructions to their followers on how to carry out such an attack.”

The suspect was charged Wednesday with providing support to ISIS and violence and destruction of motor vehicles.


PHOTO: Authorities stand near a damaged Home Depot truck after a motorist drove onto a bike path near the World Trade Center memorial, striking and killing several people, Oct. 31, 2017, in New York. (Bebeto Matthews/AP)
PHOTO: Authorities stand near a damaged Home Depot truck after a motorist drove onto a bike path near the World Trade Center memorial, striking and killing several people, Oct. 31, 2017, in New York. (Bebeto Matthews/AP)


Here is what we know about the attack:

— The suspect, identified as 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov, was shot in the abdomen by a police officer and was transported to a hospital for treatment. He has been charged in connection to the attack and is eligible for the death penalty.

— Authorities are calling the incident a suspected terror attack. Saipov is believed to have worked alone, law enforcement sources said.

— A handwritten note in Arabic was recovered from the scene. According to the criminal complaint against Saipov, it said, “No god but god and Mohamed is his prophet” and “Islamic supplication. It will endure.”

— Investigators have talked to Saipov, who is expected to survive. It’s unclear what, if anything, investigators learned from him, though one official told ABC News the suspect seemed “proud” of the attack.

— According to the criminal complaint, Saipov allegedly began planning an attack against the U.S. a year ago. He was allegedly inspired by ISIS videos he’d watched on his cellphone.

— Investigators spent the overnight hours collecting video and still images from traffic and surveillance cameras along the route of the attack, sources said. Those images show that Saipov drove carefully and at moderate speed until he entered the jogging path and accelerated; investigators believe that suggests the suspect knew where he wanted to begin the attack. Authorities are pouring through toll records and other digital records to see if Saipov had scoped out the location beforehand, sources said.

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Authorities said today that the suspect allegedly rented the truck from a Home Depot in Passaic, New Jersey, around 2 p.m. Tuesday. According to license plate readers on the George Washington Bridge, he exited the bridge at 2:43 p.m. and drove southbound on the West Side Highway.

According to police, shortly after 3 p.m., the suspect started mowing down cyclists and pedestrians on a bike path near West Houston Street and the West Side Highway. The suspect drove south for about a mile, leaving strewn bodies and disfigured bicycles in his wake.

PHOTO: A damaged school bus at the scene where a truck drove into a bike path, Oct. 31, 2017, in New York City. (Mark Lennihan/AP)
  • NameScreen

    7 hours ago

    To you Anti-American Liberals; to put your mind at ease, the suspect is receiving the finest medical care and with highest of priority will recover from his injuries. You can send sympathy cards c/o Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. They will make sure they personally pass them on before they sue to release him. Former State department spokeswoman, Marie Harf says she’s fervently pursuing employment opportunities for this poor man following his release. Stay tuned for more far left updates on Yahoo. Liberalism is a ‘PROGRESSIVE’ disease that afflicts the chronically stupid, shallow, superficial and slow, very slow minded people.
  • Tom


    7 hours ago

    I have one example of how screwed up our immigration system is. In my home town, an Australian company built a new steel coating facility. The man in charge was an engineer from Australia who oversaw the building of the plant and got it into operation. The company invested hundreds of millions of dollars, hired hundreds of American citizens at very good pay.
    This engineer applied for permanent status and citizenship. But when the time limit was up on his temporary green card was up, he was refused permanent status, and refused citizenship, and ordered to return to Australia, which he did, because he didn’t wasn’t about to just stay here illegally. For a man like this, who brought jobs, investment, and contributed to our country, no exception could be made. How ridiculous is that.
    That guy is sent back, and yet, we let in thousands of people who are completely unknown under Obama’s “Diversity Visa Lottery.”
  • Andigirl

    8 hours ago

    Can we take Obama’s peace prize back now?

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