Eight people are dead and 15 people now injured after he drove down a bike path on Houston Street mowing pedestrians, cyclists and runners.
The truck came to a stop after it crashed into a school bus where he hopped off and while exiting, shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’.
One of the two kids in the school bus that he crashed into is in a critical condition.
Saipov immigrated to the US in 2010 and has lived in Ohio and Florida and currently stays in New Jersey. He has two trucking companies registered under his name in Ohio and also worked as an Uber driver.
The two trucking companies registered are Sayf Motors Inc registered in Hamilton County from May 2011 and located in Cincinnati and Bright Auto LLC registered in Cuyahoga Falls from August 2013 and located in another apartment.
Uber told The New York Post on Tuesday night: “We are horrified by this senseless of violence. Our hearts are with the victims and their families. We have reached out to law enforcement to provide our full assistance “.
The company said he passed a background check and added that he has been banned from the app.
Kobiljon Matkarov, 37, of Miamisburg, Ohio said that he met Saipov five years ago and they bonded over their shared Uzbek heritage. He says Saipov is very friendly and good with children and that his children love him but added that when one of his children wanted to take picture with him, he refused saying he doesn’t like it.
Matkarov said he was shocked by the claim that his friend had murdered and injured two dozen people and didn’t know of any terrorist connections he may have had.
Among those killed were five Argentinians in New York for a class of 1987 school reunion, according to Argentine Government. They are named Ariel Erlij, Herman Diego Mendoza, Diego Enrique Angelini, Alejandro Damian Pagnucco and Herman Ferruchi. A Belgian was equally killed according to Didier Reynders, deputy prime minister and foreign affairs minister for Belgium, confirmed. Three other Belgians were among the wounded.
‘I am deeply saddened to announce a Belgian victim in Manhattan,’ Reynders tweeted. ‘I express my condolences to the family and friends.’
He said the three others that were hurt were ‘in the operating room’.
ISIS flags and notes pledging his allegiance were found in the truck he used. He was shot by hero NYPD officer, Ryan Nash, 28, who was on duty closed to where the incident happened.
Police are currently investigating a Home Depot in Passaic where Saipov is believed to have rented the truck
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Picture of Sayfullo Saipov, the alleged terrorist.
Sayfullo Saipov can be seen holding two fake guns before he was shot by hero NYPD officer Ryan Nash.
The Hero NYPD officer, Ryan Nash, who stopped the terror truck driver, Sayfullo Saipov
The Home Depot were Sayfullo Saipov is believed to have rented the truck he used in the incident.