Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Sayfullo Saipov Facing Multiple Counts For Murder After Running Over Manhattan Bicyclists

Saipov was shot in the abdomen after brandishing a paintball gun and a pallet gun when fleeing scene where he ran over and killed 8 bicyclists at a busy Manhattan bike trail. 6 died at the scene and 2 at a local hospital.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

October 31, 2017

Manhattan, New York - On Tuesday, Sayfullo Saipov, 29, of Tampa, Florida was taken into custody after he was shot in the abdomen by a NYC police officer assigned to the area responding to a report that a truck driver had gotten into a bicycle/pedestrian path (trail) and struck multiple bicyclists and pedestrians at a busy West Side lower Manhattan bike trail and then crashing into a school bus. Saipov allegedly killed 8 bicylists and injured more than a dozen people at a bike trail just several blocks from the World Trade Center, acording to police. 
Saipov was taken to a local hospital for a gunshot wound to the abdomen. He is a permanent resident and is originally from Uzbekistan, according to federal authorities who joined the investigation with local police. Saipov legally immigrated to the U.S. in 2010 and holds a valid immigration green card.
Saipov apparently rented a Home Depot flatbed truck in New Jersey and used to strike bicyclists on Tuesday afternoon around 3:05 p.m., police reported. Witnesses at the scene say that he chanted in Arabic, "Allah' Akbar" which means God is Great when he exited the truck after crashing into a school bus. Two adults and two children were in the bus.
Saipov also left a note that police recovered claiming he did it in the name of ISIS, a terrorist group.

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