2017 Lower Manhattan attack

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Sayfullo Saipov
Born (1988-02-08) February 8, 1988 (age 36)
Known forConvicted terrorist
Criminal charges
  • Murder in aid of racketeering activity (8 counts)
  • Assault with a dangerous weapon
  • Attempted murder in aid of racketeering activity (12 counts)
  • Violence and destruction of a motor vehicle resulting in death
  • Providing material support for terrorism
Criminal statusGuilty

On October 31, 2017, a man drove a pickup truck into cyclists and pedestrians along 1 mile (1.6 km) of a bike path alongside West Street, near Chambers Street in Lower Manhattan, New York City.

The vehicle-ramming attack killed eight people, including five Argentines and one Belgian tourist, and injured eleven others. After leaving the truck, the driver appeared to be wielding two guns and was later shot in the abdomen by police, and then arrested.[1] An ISIS flag and a document that read "Islamic State will endure forever" in Arabic were found in the truck.[2]

The Federal Bureau of Investigation charged 29-year-old Sayfullo Habibullaevich Saipov, who had immigrated to the United States from Uzbekistan on a Diversity Immigrant Visa, with destruction of a motor vehicle and supporting a terrorist organization.

References[change | change source]

  1. DelReal, Jose A.; Kilgannon, Corey (October 31, 2017). "A Mangled School Bus, Bodies Everywhere; 'It Was Surreal'". The New York Times. Retrieved November 1, 2017.
  2. "New York attacker had note in car declaring 'Islamic State will endure forever' in Arabic". Andrew Buncombe. The Independent. 2 November 2017. Retrieved 2 November 2017.