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Driver of Truck Mows Down Several Victims on Popular Bike Path - NY City *Terrorism*

Discussion in 'Terrorist Attacks' started by fran, Oct 31, 2017.

  1. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    NYPD responds to reports of shooting near prestigious Lower Manhattan high school

    The New York City Police Department is responding to reports of a shooting in Lower Manhattan, a few blocks from the World Trade Center Memorial.

    It was not immediately clear how many people were hurt.

    Police tweeted that one person has been taken into custody and "no others outstanding."

    Witness, according to The Associated Press, told local media that a vehicle drove down a popular bike path and hit pedestrians and people biking.

    Mayor Bill de Blasio has been briefed on the situation, according to the mayor's press secretary. He noted there is "NO active threat."

    Singer Josh Groban posted video near the scene, noting "the quick response from our amazing NYPD and NYFD."

    more at link ....... http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/10/31/nypd-responding-to-reports-shots-fired-in-lower-manhattan.html
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  2. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    Shots fired in Manhattan; one person in custody

    New York (CNN)The New York Police Department is responding to reports of shots fired in lower Manhattan, according to J. Peter Donald, a spokesperson for the NYPD.

    One person is in custody and no others are being sought, the NYPD said. The police also said to expect "many emergency personnel" in the area of Chambers Street and West Street on the lower west side of Manhattan.

    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has been briefed on the incident in downtown Manhattan, the mayor's press office said in a tweet, adding that NYPD and first responders are on the scene. Video from the scene showed large numbers of officers and police vehicles.

    Tuesday afternoon on Twitter, a user posted an image of a person lying on the ground near the scene of an incident near West & Chambers Streets in Manhattan.

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  3. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    Witnesses are saying it was a deliberate act, he aimed the vehicle and took off.

    NO ONE is calling this terrorism at this time.

    He did drive several blocks on a popular bike path.

    It's CLOSE to Freedom Tower.

    There are a couple, at the least, of fatalities.

    FBI is on the scene.

    Oh, it was a Home Depot truck and a guy jumped out and started shooting at people on the bike path.

    This was all from a witness speaking on FOX so sorry don't have a link

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  4. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    Right at this minute, reporter on FOX came on live from the scene. The reporter said that he spoke to a member of the Terrorism Task Force and right now, they BELIEVE this is terrorism.

    The driver purposely drove down 8 blocks of this bike path.
    This member BELIEVES he yelled 'Allah Akbar!' as he ran down the street after crashing the truck.

    6 people dead
    9 hurt

    OMG, there's supposed to be a parade there in a few hours.

    Oh no
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2017
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  5. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    Six people killed after gunman driving Home Depot truck rips through bike lane, yells 'Allahu Akbar!'

    At least six people were killed Tuesday afternoon when a speeding Home Depot truck plowed along a Lower Manhattan bike path, running down helpless riders from behind, sources said.

    Eyewitnesses told police the driver yelled “Allahu Akbar!” — Arabic for “God is great!” — after leaving the mangled bodies scattered behind his rental truck.

    The Middle Eastern man was arrested after police shot him in the rear end. Sources said he was waving a pair of guns when cops reached the scene.

    The truck jumped the curb near Houston St. at 3:04 p.m. and began bearing down on the unsuspecting bicyclists, sources told the Daily News. Video showed crumpled two-wheelers and four bodies left in the vehicle’s deadly wake.

    The arrest followed a crash involving the runaway truck on West St. a few blocks north of the World Trade Center. Several eyewitnesses initially through it was some sort of Halloween prank.


    One person on the bus was critically injured and rushed to Bellevue Hospital. Authorities said five others on the bus were injured.

    A horde of police vehicles and first responders descended on the scene as eyewitnesses reported hearing as many as 15 gunshots after the second crash.

    Eyewitness Eugene Duff, 44, said he saw the white Home Depot truck run down a pair of CitiBike riders as the driver sped along the busy path off the Hudson River.

    There were visible tire tracks on the bodies of the two victims as the truck continued to carve a path of carnage through the neighborhood, he said.

    A police officer was apparently shot and suffered a minor injury. He was taken to Bellevue Hospital, according to sources.

    “I thought it was a Halloween (prank) or something,” said witness Tawhid Kabir, 20, of Queens. “I saw the gun running in a circle and I realized it was serious.”

    NYPD snipers took positions on the roof of the nearby City Vineyard restaurant as cops flooded the neighborhood.

    “We thought the guns were fake and it was a Halloween prank,” said Stuyvesant High School student Laith Bahlouli, 14. “There was a car crash, and then he started to shoot.”


    Classmate Alif Rahman, 14, said they heard “four to six gunshots” and then spied two bodies covered with blankets by the NYPD.

    A child was seen sitting on the lap of an adult wearing a neck brace after the incident.

    “We all heard the gunfire,” said witness Michael Corbin, who works at nearby District Council 37. “I heard distinctly five shots in quick succession.”

    Witnesses reported seeing a gunman firing from inside a Home Depot truck, and video showed a truck from the home improvement store sitting on a median.

    read more ........... http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york...ot-truck-runs-4-bike-riders-article-1.3602094
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  6. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    there's a news conference right now
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  7. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    Death toll has gone up. :tears:

    NYC 'terror' attack leaves 8 dead, several injured

    At least eight people are dead after a driver barreled into a bike path and crashed a rental pickup truck into a crowd in Lower Manhattan Tuesday afternoon, shouting "Allahu Akbar," law enforcement sources tell Fox News and The Associated Press.

    Another 11 people were injuried, officials said. The 29-year-old driver was shot by police after he jumped out of his Home Depot rental truck carrying what turned out to be two fake handguns


    Mayor Bill de Blasio, speaking at a press conference Tuesday evening, called the incident "an act of terror." Governor Andrew Cuomo said that at this point in the investigation, there is no evidence to suggest that there was a wider plot.

    FBI officials confirmed to Fox News that they have agents responding to the situation "with NYPD." A bomb squad is also on scene examining a vehicle.

    Following the incident in New York, President Trump tweeted"looks like another attack by a very sick and deranged person. Law enforcement is following this closely. NOT IN THE U.S.A.!"

    [​IMG]Donald J. Trump


    In NYC, looks like another attack by a very sick and deranged person. Law enforcement is following this closely. NOT IN THE U.S.A.!

    2:30 PM - Oct 31, 2017

    One witness who passed the scene while on the West Side Highway said he saw several peple bleeding on the ground and a truck hit several people. Another witness told The Associated Press the truck had collided with a small bus and another vehicle.

    A school photographer nearby said he peeked around the corner, where he saw a thin man in a blue track suit running and holding a gun. He claimed he saw a heavier man chasing after him.

  8. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    I am stunned and horrified! The way these terrorists often target New York City!

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  9. Paradise

    Paradise Media Mod

    Media has been releasing his name and photo.


    Sayfullo Saipov: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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    By Jessica McBride
    Updated Oct 31, 2017 at 6:31pm

    Published Oct 31, 2017 at 5:36pm
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    [​IMG]Greg Lee @GGGLee089

    Here he is, shot in the abdomen by officials.
    Sayfullo Saipov the NYC bike path attacker.

    5:42 PM - Oct 31, 2017

    “It looked intentional,” an eyewitness concurred to CNN, describing the truck hurtling through the busy bike lane. Pedestrians and bicyclists can see the World Trade Center memorial area as they traverse the popular, and usually peaceful, area where the attack occurred. It’s literally adjacent to the scene where the United States’ worst terrorist attack occurred. Again and again, in their initial comments, New York officials focused on horrific spectacle of average people just going about their lives, enjoying a beautiful fall day, before being struck down so randomly. Whether the suspect had any ties to ISIS is not yet clear.

    “The truth is, New York is an international symbol of freedom and Democracy,” New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said in the press conference, describing the suspect as a likely “lone wolf.” He added, “That also makes us a target from those people who oppose those concepts… We go forward together, and we go forward stronger than ever. We’re not going to let them win.” Be forewarned that some of the videos and photos below are graphic.

    Here’s what you need to know:

    1. Sayfullo Saipov Shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ & Crashed Into a School Bus, Witnesses Reported
    see more at https://heavy.com/news/2017/10/sayfullo-saipov-manhattan-truck-ramming-suspect-terror/
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  10. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    New York terrorist attack: Alleged killer Sayfullo Saipov has N.J. ties

    The man taken into custody by the New York Police Department after Tuesday's terror attack that killed at least eight is 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov of Tampa, Florida, according to an ABC News report.

    Saipov is an Uzbek national and came to the U.S. in 2010, NBC News reported.

    Police stopped Saipov in Mount Holly Springs Borough, Pennsylvania, just south of Carlisle, in March 2015 and he gave police a Paterson, New Jersey address, according to court records. He also was stopped in 2012 in Palmyra, Pennsylvania, just east of Hershey, and also listed a Paterson address.

    A man who has lived in the building Saipov gave to police said his aunt owns the building and that a woman and her child live in the apartment in question. No one was home Tuesday evening when an NJAM reporter arrived. Another woman who lives in the building said she had never seen Saipov but remembers noticing his name on a piece of mail.

    Videos from the attack posted online show Saipov dodging cars in lower Manhattan, horns beeping in the background. ABC interviewed a witness who said he saw Saipov run toward a group of children. Police have said the objects Saipov was holding were imitation firearms.

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  12. Paradise

    Paradise Media Mod

    NYPD Officer Ryan Nash Identified As Hero Who Took Down Manhattan Terrorist
    32 mins
    Officer Ryan Nash was identified as the hero who took down the Manhattan terrorist on Tuesday.
    New York City - The hero officer who shot terrorist Sayfullo Saipov on Tuesday has been identified as NYPD Officer Ryan Nash, according to New York Daily News.

    Officer Nash, 28, is an officer in Lower Manhattan’s 1st Precinct.

    The officer then responded to the attack scene, and shot the terrorist in the stomach.

    “I want commend the response of our NYPD officer that was on post near the location who stopped the carnage moments after it began,” NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill said at a press conference.

    On Tuesday, at around 3:15 PM, Sayfullo Saipov committed a terrorist attack in Manhattan which left 8 people dead and at least 14 injured.

    Sayfullo Saipov, 29, is a native of Uzbekistan and a resident of Tampa, but is believed to also have a residence in New Jersey. Court records show that he was stopped in 2012 and 2015, and gave police a Paterson, New Jersey address.

    On Tuesday, the terrorist rented a Home Depot truck in New Jersey which was used for the attack, according to Shimon Prokupecz with CNN.

    Saipov used the truck to jump a curb along West Side highway, and mowed down bicyclists and pedestrians, according to NY Daily News.

    After running down the pedestrians, he rammed other vehicles, and a school bus.

    Saipov then jumped out of the car and shouted "Allahu Akbar" while wielding two imitation firearms.

    NYPD arrived and shot Saipov down. The terrorist survived his injuries, and is being treated at a hospital.

    Six victims died on scene, and two more died after being transported to the hospital. One of the murdered victims was a Belgian citizen.

    Saipov immigrated from Uzbekistan in 2010, and NY Daily News reports that investigators believe he entered the country illegally. Other reports contradict this, and claim that he was a green card holder, but it's unclear what their sources are.

    WNBC is reporting that a note was found in the truck saying that the attack was committed for ISIS.

    Mary Murphy with PIX11 reports that the terrorist had a girlfriend and three children in Paterson, NJ.

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  13. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    Chilling image of an ISIS flag taken at the exact spot as the New York terror attack appeared online just weeks ago
    • Sayfullo Saipov, 29, mounted bike path in New York killing eight and wounding 15
    • He started attack at the junction of Houston Street and West Street in Manhattan
    • Image of an ISIS flag on a cell phone was taken at the exact same spot
    • It is not known when the snap was taken, but it first emerged online weeks ago

    A chilling photograph of an ISIS logo on a cell phone was taken just weeks ago in the exact spot where the Manhattan truck attacker mounted a bike path killing eight, it has emerged.

    The image, posted two months ago, shows a man holding a phone on the corner of Houston Street and West Street in Manhattan with skyscrapers including 1 World Trade Center in the background.

    On Tuesday, at the same spot, terrorist Sayfullo Saipov drove a hire truck on to West Side Highway before plowing down pedestrians and cyclists along a bike path.

    This image of a cell phone with an ISIS flag on it was taken at the junction of Houston
    and West Street and appeared online just two months ago
    It was taken in the exact spot where terrorist Sayfullo Saipov began his terror attack
    yesterday by mounting a bike path in a rented truck and plowing into pedestrians,
    killing eight

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...exact-site-New-York-attack.html#ixzz4xC6ql9tI
  14. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    Five Argentinian friends named among eight killed in New York attack – as it happened

    • Five of those killed have been named as friends from Argentina who had travelled to New York as part of a larger group celebrating the 30th anniversary of their graduation from high school.
    • The Argentinian foreign ministry named them as Hernán Diego Mendoza, Diego Enrique Angelini, Alejandro Damián Pagnucco, Ariel Erlij and Hernán Ferruchi, all in their late 40s.
    • A sixth friend, Martin Ludovico Marro, was injured.
    • A Belgian woman was also among the dead. Belgium’s foreign minister, Didier Reynders, said she “was a woman from Roulers in western Flanders who was on a city trip with with her sister and her mother”, but she has not yet been named.
    • The two other people who died have not yet been identified.
    • Two children injured when the truck hit their school bus were not seriously hurt, New York governor Andrew Cuomo said.
    • Read more

    The response
    • Overnight, police officers cordened off a Home Depot rental lot in New Jersey where the suspect is believed to have hired the truck used in the attack.
    • US president Donald Trump reacted via Twitter, first calling it “another attack by a very sick and deranged person” and later adding:
    We must not allow ISIS to return, or enter, our country after defeating them in the Middle East and elsewhere. Enough!”

    • Later on Tuesday night, Trump said new measures were being taken in the aftermath of the attack. He tweeted:
    I have just ordered Homeland Security to step up our already Extreme Vetting Program. Being politically correct is fine, but not for this!”

    • Neither the department of homeland security nor the White House offered further elaboration on what that order might be.
    • Read more

    read more ............. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news...manhattan-bike-path-attack-fears-live-updates
  15. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    Feds interviewed suspected NYC truck attacker in 2015 about possible terror ties

    The suspected New York City attacker, Sayfullo Saipov, was interviewed in 2015 by federal agents in the Department of Homeland Security Investigations Unit about possible ties to suspected terrorists, but the agents did not have enough evidence to open a case on him, laws enforcement officials tell ABC News.

    Saipov's name and address was listed as a “point of contact” for two different men whose names were entered into the Counterterrorism and Criminal Exploitation Unit’s list after they came to the United States from “threat countries,” one federal official told ABC News.

    One of the two men has vanished and is being actively sought by federal agents as a “suspected terrorist.”

    Saipov, 29, came to the United States from Uzbekistan through a Diversity Visa Program lottery in 2010, making him a legal permanent resident of the United States upon arrival. He has lived in Ohio, Florida and, most recently, Paterson, N.J., where federal agents interviewed Saipov in 2015.

    Authorities say Saipov claimed in a handwritten note found near his truck that he carried out Tuesday’s attack on behalf of ISIS.

    Investigators searching Saipov’s online activities have found social media links to people who are or were subjects of terror investigations. However the portrait that is emerging so far is of someone who found ISIS propaganda online with no sense that he was part of a cell or in any way directed to do this.

    The vetting process for all visa programs was substantially changed two years after Saipov’s entry to include vetting against a broad array of classified and unclassified information.

    The change was prompted by the terror-related arrests in Bowling Green, Kentucky of two individuals who came through an Iraqi refugee program. There was information in Department of Defense files that linked these people to IED attacks against American soldiers in Iraq. At that time, though, the visa vetting process did not include access to that information.

    see more .......... http://abcnews.go.com/US/feds-interviewed-suspected-nyc-truck-attacker-2015-terror/story?id=50859185
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  16. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    FBI searches NJ apartment where NYC truck attack suspect lived

    FBI agents and police were searching for evidence Wednesday in the New Jersey neighborhood where the man suspected of plowing down people on a New York City riverfront bike path lived.

    PHOTOS: Scene after deadly bike path vehicle attack in Manhattan

    Law enforcement officials said Sayfullo Saipov, 29, purposely drove down a bike path and ran down people in a rented Home Depot truck. At least eight people were killed, and nearly a dozen more were injured. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called it a terrorist attack.

    Uber driver, Uzbekistan native: A look at NYC attack suspect
    RELATED: NY gov says truck attack suspect was radicalized in US

    Law enforcement cordoned off an apartment building in Paterson Wednesday morning. Officers also searched a garage.

    The building's manager told The Record that Saipov, who is an Uzbekistan native, lived with his wife and two children in a two-bedroom apartment on Genessee Avenue. The man, who identified himself as Ali, said he rented the apartment to the 29-year-old several months ago.

    read more ........... http://newjersey.news12.com/story/3...partment-where-nyc-truck-attack-suspect-lived
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  17. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    Mother of 3-month-old baby killed in NYC terror attack :(

    A Belgian mother was named among the victims of the terror attack in New York City that left eight dead and eleven wounded on Tuesday, according to Belgium's HLN newspaper.

    Ann-Laure Decadt, a 31-year-old mother of two, was riding bicycles with her mom and two sisters along the West Side of Lower Manhattan when she was mowed down by Sayfullo Saipov, an Uzbek immigrant who police say "had been planning [the attack] for a number of weeks"

    Although her three family members escaped the scene uninjured, Decadt was rushed to the hospital where she tragically died from her injuries.

    Decadt's husband, Alexander Naessens, said he learned about his wife's death after receiving a call from New York Presbyterian Hospital officials.

    "She was a wonderful wife and the most beautiful mom of our 3-month- and 3-year-old sons," Naessens told HLN. "This loss is unbearable and can not be overcome."

    Photo: Family handout

    Five victims of the attack were identified earlier as a group of Argentinian friends who were celebrating the 30th anniversary of their 1987 high school graduation.

    Hernán Mendoza, Diego Angelini, Alejandro Pagnucco, Ariel Erlij and Hernán Ferruchi were confirmed dead in a statement by Argentina's foreign ministry.

    The five friends were from Rosario, a port city in northern Argentina, and had gone to school together at Rosario's Polytechnic School.

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