Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, 29, the father-of-three, who mowed down innocent people in New York on Tuesday afternoon killing eight people and injuring 15, pledged his allegiance to ISIS, had been planning the attack for weeks before he carried it out on Halloween.
He remains in custody in the hospital after being shot in the stomach by NYPD officer, Ryan Nash at Chambers Street in Tribeca. Sources at the hospital said he appeared ‘proud’ throughout the interrogation.
Eight people died including six foreign tourist of whom five were from Argentina and one from Belgium. The other two victim’s were Americans.
Saipov has been charged with federal terrorism charges on Wednesday according to US Attorney of the Southern District of New York which carry the death penalty.
He came into the US legally in 2010 when he won the Diversity Visa Lottery Program with his wife and three children. He got married on April 12, 2013 to Nominate Odilova, who was 19 at the time. Both list Tashkent, Uzbekistan as their hometown.
TIMELINE OF TERROR
Saipov rents a truck from the Home Depot in Passaic, New Jersey.
Cameras on the George Washington Bridge show Saipov crossing into New York City.
Cameras outside the Holland Tunnel show Saipov entering the bike lane at West Street and Houston Street at a high rate of speed.
Saipov targets bicyclists and pedestrians in the south-bound lane. Eventually, crashing into a school bus at Chambers Street, where gets out and continues to terrorize bystanders.
Police receive more than a dozen 911 calls of a truck driver targeting bystanders in the bike lane, crashing into a school bus and getting out waiving a gun.
Two officers who were nearby at Stuyvesant High school for an unrelated call respond to the scene and notice Saipov walking around waiving a gun.
Officer Bryan Nash, a 28-year-old who has been on the force for five years, shoots Saipov in the abdomen, bringing the rampage to an end.