Eight people got killed and 11 people had been injured after a truck mounted a bicycle path in lower Manhattan on Tuesday afternoon mowing down cyclists and runners while shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’.
The truck driver has been identified as 29-year-old Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, who is originally from Uzbekistan who has several addresses in Florida.
The truck mounted West Side Highway bike path at 3.15pm Tuesday afternoon on Houston Street and drove 17 blocks mowing down pedestrians, runners and cyclists.
The truck came to a store when he crashed into a school bus at Chambers Street and then hopped out. In the bus were two children and two adults at that time and they were among the 11 injured people who are now in hospital serious but a non-threatening injuries.
Saipov was seen brandishing two fake guns before being shot in the belly by an NYPD officer.
He survived the gunshot qnd taken immediately to a hospital where he now remains under police supervision.
Witnesses described hearing five to ten gun shots all of which came from police guns. This was truly an act of terrorism as it has been in the past and becoming too frequent.
Below are tweets from President Donald Trump and First Lady, Melania Trump.
Pictures below on the incident.
May the souls of those killed in this terrible act of terrorism rest in peace.