Tampa man identified as suspect in NYC terror attack

A 29-year-old Tampa man is accused of renting a Home Depot truck, then running over people on a bike path in New York City before ultimately being shot by a police officer. Eight people were killed and at least 12 people were injured.

TAMPA, Fla. - A 29-year-old Tampa man has been identified as the driver of a truck that slammed into pedestrians along a Manhattan bike path, killing eight and injuring at least a dozen others in what authorities described as an act of terror. 

Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipovm, of Granada Boulevard, was shot by New York City police following the incident.

Saipovm is believed to be the man who drove a Home Depot rental truck onto a bike path at Chambers and West streets, near the World Trade Center.

 

 

Six victims were pronounced dead at the scene. Two others died at a hospital, officials said.

“This was an act of terror and a particularly cowardly act of terror,” New York City mayor Bill de Blasio said in a press conference on Tuesday afternoon. He added there is no evidence to suggest the attack was part of a larger plot. 

 10News reporter Mark Rivera was live from Saipovm's last known address:

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