New York Terrorist Attack

On November 1st there was a terrorist attack in New York. 8 people died and 11 were put into critical condition. A 29 year old male, Sayfull Khabibullaev Saipov, drove a pickup truck through a populated bike path.

Sayfull Khabibullaev Saipov came to the United States from Uzbekistan when he was 19 years old. At 29, he rented a pickup truck from The Home Depot. On Wednesday, November 1, 2017 he drove the rented truck along the Hudson River Bike Path. Saipov entered the bike path at Hudson Street and drove it along West Street. Then, he crashed into the side of a school bus at Chambers Street and West Street, only blocks away from the World Trade Center. After crashing into a school bus filled with teachers and students, he exited the vehicle, then was shot down by a police officer. He is now in jail and facing the death penalty. Investigators found a picture of an Isis flag inside Saipov’s rented pickup truck. Also, they found a note claiming the attack was done in the name of Isis.

Sayfull Khabibullaev Saipov, after killing 8 and injuring 11, now faces a death sentence. All that can be done now is to pray for the families of the injured and the departed.

 

Sources:

  1. http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/31/us/new-york-shots-fired/index.html
  2. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/11/01/new-york-attack-probe-expands-to-uzbekistan-as-possible-militant-links-explored/?tid=a_inl&utm_term=.08016a755e8c
  3. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/01/nyregion/new-york-today-terror-attack-manhattan.html
  4. http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/11/01/nyc-terror-attack-leaves-8-dead-several-injured-suspects-notes-pledged-isis-loyalty.html