He said there were "multiple knives" in addition to imitation guns displayed by the attacker, who was wounded by a police officer. Uber, the ride-hailing firm, confirmed that Mr Saipov has worked as one of its drivers-and that he had passed all its background checks.
A sixth Argentine, Martin Ludovico Marro, was injured and is being treated at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan.
"This is about unification, this is about solidarity, this is about normalization, this is about protection, and the last thing it's about is politics", Cuomo said, before expressing his pride in New York's gun control laws. The school was on lockdown, and some friends of mine whose daughter is a student there had an anxious time of it until they managed to contact her and confirm that she was O.K. Not knowing what was really happening, and worrying that the subways might be halted, I texted my eleven-year-old daughter, who attends middle school in another part of Manhattan, and asked where she was.
Ariel Erlij could not fly out with the group that day because he had to attend to some business. However, The New York Times reported that he was on the radar of federal authorities.
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"Strongly condemn the terror attack in New York City".
"We have the biggest counterterrorism force of any police force in the nation".
"The proposals don't call for constant monitoring once someone is in the country", he says. Since 2001, the city has been the target of about two dozen terrorism plots. "He is [a] very good guy", a friend told the Post, which described the man as shocked to hear about the attack.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, in a statement released to the press, expressed his solidarity. "We have reached out to law enforcement to provide our full assistance", said an Uber spokesperson.
The mayhem set off panic in the neighbourhood and left the pavement strewn with mangled bicycles and bodies that were soon covered with sheets.
A million New Yorkers came out for the Halloween parade, just hours after the incidents, Cuomo said.
The driver then stepped down from the truck, brandishing what appeared to be two handguns.
He continued at high speed for almost a mile, officials said, striking cyclists and pedestrians and leaving a trail of debris and bodies in his path. The rampage lasted for around 20 blocks and finished a few hundred yards from the 9/11 World Trade Center memorial.
The Belgian government confirmed that one of its citizens was among the dead. Children went trick-or-treating, as is the custom in America on October 31st, many dressed as super-heroes.
London Mayor, Sadiq Khan in a statement said, "New Yorkers are strong and resilient - I know they will not be cowed by this assault on the innocent and on our shared values and way of life".
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