According to the criminal complaint against him “The man prosecute of trudge into people on a lower Manhattan bike path Tuesday obstensibly inspired by ISIS videos that he watched on his mobile, according to the criminal complaint against him.”
“He did this in the name of ISIS, and along with the other items recovered at the scene was some notes that further indicate that he carried out such an attack under the guidance of ISIS,” John Miller, deputy commissioner of intelligence and counterterrorism of the NYPD said.
Here is the details about the attack:
- the 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov was also shot in this attack and was admitted in the hospital for the treatment. Government said that is eligible for the death for this attack.
- The law sources said that Saipov had worked alone for this attack but the authorities are believing that it is a terror attack.
- At the scene a handwritten note in Arabic was found and in that note Saipov written that “No god but god and Mohamed is his prophet” and” Islamic supplication. It will endure.”
- Investigators said that Saipov is proud on what he had done.
- Criminal complaint said that Saipov is planning the attack on new york a year ago because he is very much inspired by the vedios of ISIS.
- Many sources said that the investigators are collecting the vedios and images from the cameras and surveillance along with the route of attack.
THE ATTACK: Authorities are saying that the Sipov had rented a truck from a Home Depot in Passaic, New Jersey, around 2 p.m.
Police said that after the suspect started moving down cyclists and pedestrians on a bike path near West Houston Street and the West Side Highway. The suspect drove south for about a mile, leaving strewn bodies and disfigured bicycles in his wake.
According to authorities, six victims were dead at the scene and two more died in the hospital. Twelve were injured, including two students and two staff members on the school bus.
THE VICTIMS: Two Americans identified by police as Darren Drake, 32, of New Milford, New Jersey, and Nicholas Cleves, 23, of New York City which had died.
Five of the people killed have been identified as natives of Argentina. The country’s consulatesaid that they were visiting New York City to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their high school graduation. The five Argentines killed were identified as Hernan Diego Mendoza, Diego Enrique Angelini, Alejandro Damian Pagnucco, Ariel Erlij and Hernan Ferruchi said by the consultants.
Argentina’s president, Mauricio Macri said that the victims were from the city of Rosario.
Macri said in Spanish that they were five young entrepreneurs, citizens in Rosario society and I can only imagine with beautiful families.
The mayor of Belgian town said that Ann-Laure Decadt, 31, of Belgium, was also killed, leaving behind a 3-year-old son and a 3-month-old son.
Decadt’s husband, Alexander Naessens, called for death. She was on a trip with her mother and two sisters at the time of the attack, Naessens said.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said that six of the victims came from other nations here, because they saw New York as a special place to be.
THE SUSPECT: Saipov was born in Uzbekistan and moved to the United States in 2010.
In 2015, Saipov was was interviewed by federal agents because he was listed as a point of contact for two men whose names were entered into the Counterterrorism and Criminal Exploitation Unit’s list after they came to the U.S. from “threat countries,” overstayed their tourist visas and vanished, a federal official.
However, it appears that the suspect found ISIS information online and was not part of a terror cell.
Saipov entered the U.S. through New York’s JFK Airport in 2010. He had a green card that allowed him permanent legal residence in the country.
After entering the country, Saipov first lived in Ohio before moving to Tampa, Florida. He then moved to Paterson, New Jersey, where he has lived with his wife and three children for several years.
FEDERAL CHARGES FILED: Saipov allegedly said he was inspired to carry out his attack by ISIS videos he’d watched on his cellphone, according to the criminal complaint against him.
He allegedly began planning an attack in the U.S. about a year ago, the complaint states. He allegedly chose to use a truck “to inflict maximum damage against civilians,” according to the complaint.
“Saipov wanted to kill as many people as he could,” the complaint states. He “wanted to display ISIS flags in the front and back of the truck during the attack, but decided against it because he did not want to draw attention to himself.”