Truck Driver Terrorist Identified As 29-Year-Old Sayfullo Saipov

Jonah Bennett | Contributor

Several officials have identified the New York City truck attacker who killed eight people and injured others as 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov from Tampa, Fla.

Although New York officials during Tuesday’s official press conference declined to list any details about the suspect other than the fact that he is a 29-year-old male and not from New York, several officials told ABC News that the suspect is Saipov from Florida.

CBS News also confirmed that the attacker’s full name is Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov.

The attack in lower Manhattan Tuesday killed at least eight people and injured numerous others. The driver plowed into pedestrians by driving into a bicycle path along the Hudson River. He then jumped out of the car, which was rented from Home Depot, and brandished imitation firearms. Police shot him down and have since taken him into custody and the hospital.

“I saw the car crash so I ran up the bridge,” a witness told PIX11. “When I ran up the bridge, I saw this dude with two guns. The guy with the two guns, for some reason, was running around. He was getting chased. And then all of the sudden, four shots went off and we all just started running.”

Police are not looking for any other suspects in the attack.

President Donald Trump has already decried the attack as one conducted by a “very sick and deranged person.” He did not mention that the attack was being investigated by federal authorities as an act of terror, or that the attacker screamed “Allahu Akbar.”

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