By David G. McAfee
Earlier today, Sayfullo Saipov, a 29-year-old originally from Uzbekistan but with a green card to legally stay in the United States, drove a rental truck down a popular bike path near the World Trade Center and killed eight people. He also shouted, “Allahu Akbar,” according to local reports.
New York City’s Mayor Bill de Blasio declared the attack “an act of terror,” according to the New York Post.
“A particularly cowardly act of terror aimed at innocent civilians, aimed at innocent people going about their lives.”
[Saipov] was shot by a cop after getting out of his car at Chambers and West streets with two realistic-looking guns while screaming “Allahu Akbar” — Arabic for God is good, police sources said.
Fox News also reported that the suspect had handwritten notes in his vehicle “pledging his loyalty to the Islamic State terror network.”
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