Cops: NYC Attacker Is Uber Driver Who Gave 1,400 Rides
Sayfullo Saipov came to US in 2010
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 1, 2017 1:14 AM CDT
Updated Nov 1, 2017 3:30 AM CDT

  • ISIS connection. Law enforcement sources tell CNN that a note found in Saipov's rented Home Depot truck said the attack was carried out in the name of ISIS. Witnesses say Saipov shouted "Allahu Akbar" after emerging from the vehicle, carrying what turned out to be a pellet gun and a paintball gun.
  • Hero cop. The rampage was stopped when Saipov was shot in the abdomen by NYPD officer Ryan Nash, 28, who'd been responding to a report of a suicidal girl at a nearby high school, the New York Daily News reports. Police say Nash opened fire when Saipov refused to drop his weapons. Authorities say Saipov was hospitalized in critical condition but is expected to survive.
  • "This incident is over." Authorities say that despite the note mentioning ISIS, this appears to have been an isolated incident, the New York Times reports. "There's no evidence that suggests a wider plot or a wider scheme," New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo told reporters. NYPD Commissioner James P. O'Neill said: "This incident is over."

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