Manhattan Attack Claims Eight Lives

Eight people have been killed and almost a dozen injured in New York after the driver of a truck mowed drove in to people on a cycle path in Lower Manhattan.

CNN reports that the suspect was identified by two law enforcement sources familiar with the investigation as Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov. From Uzbekistan in Central Asia, he had been living in the US since 2010, sources say

A 29-year-old man, who emerged from the white pick-up truck, was shot by a police officer and arrested. Officials later said it was a terror attack.

A note was found in the truck that referred to so-called Islamic State, CNN says.

The suspect - who had apparently settled in Florida - was taken to hospital.

"This was an act of terror, and a particularly cowardly act of terror," New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said, "aimed at innocent civilians, aimed at people going about their lives, who had no idea what was about to hit them."

Georgian Prime Minister, Giorgi Kvirikashvili commented on the attack on his Twitter account.


By Thea Morrison

Photo Source: CNN

01 November 2017 09:10