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
This image made from a video shows the suspect in a deadly attack running across the street with a fake gun in each hand on Tuesday in New York.   (YouTube/Tawhid Kabir via AP)
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(Newser) – The man who killed eight people Thursday in what's believed to be New York City's deadliest terror attack since 9/11 has been identified as Sayfullo Saipov, an Uber driver who came to the US from Afghanistan in 2010. The 29-year-old, who was shot by police but survived after driving a pickup truck down a bike path near the World Trade Center, leaving a trail of bodies behind him, is a legal US resident who lived in Paterson, NJ, with his wife and three children, law enforcement officials tell ABC News. He worked as a trucker as well as for Uber, which says he passed background checks and gave 1,400 rides over the last six months. The latest developments:

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