In an attack in Manhattan, New York, on Tuesday afternoon at 3.05pm, eight people were dead and eleven injured though serious but non-life threatening injuries.
The truck driver, a 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov, a citizen of Uzbekistan with several addresses in Florida.
The truck mounted a bicycle path mowing down pedestrians, cyclists and runners while shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’. The truck continued southbound for 17 blocks and came to a stop when he crashed into a school bus at Chambers Street and then hopped out of the truck. In the bus were two children and two adults who are among the eleven injured people taken to the hospital.
Sayfullo Saipov was seen brandishing two fake guns before he got shot in the stomach by an NYPD officer.
He survived the gunshot and was taken to a hospital where he’s currently under police supervision.
My heart goes out to the families of those lost their loved ones in this act of terrorism . May their soul rest in peace.