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NYC Truck Attack's Sayfullo Saipov an Uber Driver Who Pledges Allegiance to ISIS

NYC Truck Attack's Sayfullo Saipov an Uber Driver Who Pledges Allegiance to ISIS

Sayfullo Saipov (St. Charles County, Missouri Department of Corrections/KMOV via AP)

By    |   Wednesday, 01 November 2017 10:24 AM

NYC truck attack suspect Sayfullo Saipov worked as an Uber driver after arriving in the U.S. from Tashkent, Uzbekistan in 2010, The New York Times reported.

Saipov, 29, was considered to be the main suspect behind the terrorist attack that left eight people dead and 11 injured after driving a rented Home Depot truck down a busy bicycle path in lower Manhattan.

Police reported that, after crashing his vehicle, Saipov exited the truck carrying “imitation firearms.”

He was shot by a police officer and taken into custody before being transported to hospital, per the Times.

Saipov is expected to survive his gunshot injury, The Washington Post said, and investigators will be able to question him about the motive behind the attack. They said he is believed to have been a “lone wolf” suspect, meaning he acted alone and was not under direct instruction by the Islamic State.

The Times said Saipov sought work as a truck and Uber taxi driver while living in Florida and Ohio.

National Public Radio said it was told that Saipov, who was a green card holder, had passed his background check with Uber.

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NYC truck attack suspect Sayfullo Saipov worked as an Uber driver after arriving in the U.S. from Tashkent, Uzbekistan in 2010.
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