CBS News Identifies Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipovm As Suspect In Horrific And Deadly NYC Terrorist Attack

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 31: Police direct people away from the scene after reports of multiple people injured after a truck plowed through a bike path in lower Manhattan on October 31, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Andy Kiss/Getty Images)

CBS News Identifies Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipovm As Suspect In Horrific And Deadly NYC Terrorist Attack

The death toll has also climbed to eight. Previously it was six.

Published October 31, 2017

UPDATE: The suspect in the Manhattan vehicle attack has been identified as 29-year-old Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipovm of Tampa, Florida, according to CBS News.

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A man reportedly drove a pickup truck down a pedestrian and bike path next to the Hudson River in Lower Manhattan, striking and killing eight people and injuring 11 more.

The FBI is now taking over the investigation as there's reported evidence the attack was terrorism related.

  1. The vehicle came to a stop after it collided with a school bus from Stuyvesant High School. Initially, it was reported that the man fired gunshots from the truck, however authorities still haven’t confirmed that. Police say they shot the driver in the leg and subsequently arrested him.

    An investigation is underway, blocking off a large section of the West Side Highway. Hundreds of officers responded to the scene. No additional suspects are being sought after.

    The Fire Department said officials responded to reports of mass casualties shortly after 3 p.m. at the intersection of Chambers and West Streets.

    The driver has not yet been identified publicly. Eyewitnesses reported hearing as many as 15 gunshots after he crashed a white Home Depot pickup truck.

    NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio was briefed on the situation.

    We’ll keep you updated as more details become available. See videos and images from the scene below.

Written by Paul Meara

(Photo: Andy Kiss/Getty Images)

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