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Uber driver, Uzbekistan native: A look at NYC attack suspect

01 Novembre 2017

The suspect in a deadly terror rampage in lower Manhattan has been identified as 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov, a high-ranking police source told WPIX.

When the vehicle struck a pole near Chambers Street, officers and witnesses said the man got out and started screaming and shooting.

"He only used to come home and rest and leave and go back to work", he said.

He registered Sayf Motors in 2011 and Bright Auto in 2013.

As they spoke, specially trained counter-terrorism teams and patrol officers were deployed throughout the city, at the parades, transit terminals, bridges and tunnels and well-known sites such as the Empire State Building and some corporate headquarters, O'Neill said.

In a phone interview, Kobiljon Matkarov, 37, an Uzbeki immigrant said he met Mr. Saipov in Fort Myers, Fla., several years ago when Mr. Saipov was working as a truck driver.

In fact, The Daily Beast tweeted a photo of Saipov's Florida identification card, which showed he had a Class A commerical driver's license.

While police did not specifically blame the Islamic State for the NY bloodshed, Trump railed against the extremist group, tweeting: "We must not allow ISIS to return, or enter, our country after defeating them in the Middle East and elsewhere". Macron said, "I convey my emotion and the solidarity of France for New York City and the US".

"He liked the US. He did not seem like a terrorist, but I did not know him from the inside".

It is unclear when Saipov moved to New Jersey and began driving for Uber, but it is understood he passed the company's background check.

Law enforcement sources said Tuesday night that authorities found a note inside the man's truck - rented from a Passaic Home Depot an hour before the rampage - saying he committed the attack for ISIS.

Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage said that the USA follow European cities referring to the increased cases of violence and lone wolf attack in Europe in the last couple of years. "Thinking of the victims, their families, & the responders who saved lives".

NO DIGITAL FOOTPRINT No social media accounts linked to Saipov emerged immediately after the attack, but there were possible clues to his personal life.

Fox News has reported unverified claims that he may have shouted "Allahu Akbar".

Saipov has a record of multiple traffic offenses in Pennsylvania where he was stopped by police in 2012 and March 2015.

Uber driver, Uzbekistan native: A look at NYC attack suspect