Man with truck crashes into cyclists as terror attack, killing 8

Written & published October 31, 2017 by bookingbytes.com
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A man rented a truck and mowed down several cyclists on purpose, killing 8 (photo credit: CBS).

MANHATTAN, NEW YORK CITY, NY — Police say 29-year-old Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov is responsible for purposively careening his truck onto a bike trail in Manhattan today, killing 8 people and injuring a dozen more in what is being described by law enforcement as a terror attack.

Saipov mug shot
Mug shot of Saipov.

A note found in the rented truck pledged allegiance to ISIS and witnesses reported hearing Saipov screaming "Allahu akbar!" as he exited the vehicle and ran away from the bloodbath he created.

Police quickly apprehended Saipov near the scene thanks to the help of witnesses.

Saipov immigranted to the United States from Uzbekistan in 2010. Shortly after the tragedy, President Trump emphasized on Twitter how the vetting process for Muslim immigrants should be heightened.

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