Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Latest on the New York City Terror Attack

The driver of a truck which mowed down innocent people in New York on Tuesday, killing eight and injuring at least 13, pledged his allegiance to ISIS before the attack and had been planning it for weeks.

Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, 29, remains in custody in the hospital after being shot in the stomach by an on-duty NYPD officer at Chambers Street in Tribeca on Tuesday afternoon.

At a press conference on Wednesday morning, New York City officials revealed he followed the instructions of ISIS fanatics 'to a t' when he plowed through cyclists and pedestrians on the West Side Highway on Tuesday at 3pm.

Nine people remain in hospital with serious injuries including one person who has undergone an amputation. Eight people died including six foreign tourists, five of whom were from Argentina and one who was Belgian. The other two victims were American.

Saipov spoke to police from his hospital bed at Bellevue Hospital on Tuesday night. Sources said he appeared 'proud' throughout the interrogation. In the Home Depot truck which he used to carry out the attack, police found handwritten notes in Arabic of the 'gist' that 'ISIS would endure forever.' 

Saipov immigrated to the US in 2010 and had addresses in Florida, Ohio and New Jersey. He ran his own truck sharing companies in the past but had spent the last six months working as an Uber driver.
The ride-sharing app is now cooperating with authorities as is Home Depot in Passaic, New Jersey, where he is believed to have rented the truck used in the attack.

The FBI is appealing for witnesses to send photographs and videos they captured of the attack to them in order to aid investigations. 

On Wednesday, investigators in hazmat suits continued sorting through evidence at the scene.  Bicycles remained discarded or crumpled on the ground after being crushed by Saipov's truck which has not been moved since it came to a stop. 

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Jonathan Dienst, chief investigative reporter for New York’s WNBC, tells TODAY that Sayfullo Saipov, suspect in the deadly terror attack in New York City, is “boasting about his activities” from his hospital bed. He say authorities are “reasonably confident that he is a lone wolf.”

Former acting and deputy CIA director and CBS News senior national security contributor Michael Morell joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss how the suspect in Tuesday's Manhattan terror attack used tactics from the "ISIS playbook" and why this type of attack is so difficult to prevent.

Former New York City police commissioner Ray Kelly and former FBI special agent Brad Garrett, both ABC News analysts, discuss the police response and investigation into the truck attack that killed eight people.

NY Governor Andrew Cuomo Condemns Attack And Praises City's Resolve

Police search Sayfullo Saipov's house in New Jersey

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