The fatal incident in Manhattan are investigating as a terrorist act

The fatal incident in Manhattan are investigating as a terrorist act

Deadly attack in Lower Manhattan, which killed 8 innocent people and at least 12 were injured, were the handiwork of terrorists. This was confirmed during a joint briefing officials in new York.

Tuesday, October 31, about 15:00 the attacker in a rented truck with the logo of the Home Depot began deliberately to confuse people on the bike-pedestrian path located along the West Side highway.

The fatal incident in Manhattan are investigating as a terrorist act

After more than 10 blocks away, he crashed into a school bus at the intersection of West and chambers street. At this point, inside were two children and two adults — all of them were injured.

Paramedics removing victims from a mangled school bus outside Stuyvesant High School

— Myles N. Miller (@MylesMill) October 31, 2017

Coming out of the vehicle, the suspect tried to flee the scene. He fled with weapons in both hands while firing, while the police wounded him in the stomach. Several gunshots were heard by eyewitnesses.

#MANHATTAN suspect Sayfullo Saipov, 29, from Tampa, Florida is now in custody. He shouted “Allah Akhbar” during the slaughter. #NYC #TERROR

— Nora Calder (@NoraCalder) October 31, 2017

According to preliminary version, a few of the victims were hit by bullets, but it later emerged that the weapon was not a firearm. According to police, the scene found a BB gun and paintball marker.

The driver of the truck, a male, 29-years-old, was taken into custody. A paintball gun and pellet gun were recovered from the scene.

— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) August 31, 2017

Security forces immediately arrested the perpetrators of the attack. They found 29-year-old Saifullo Saipov.

Currently, the FBI, the police and other agencies are investigating the incident, which bill De Blasio called a «despicable terrorist act.»

Governor Andrew Cuomo assured that at the moment there are no signs of threats for the new Yorkers, however, warned that as a precaution in areas with large concentrations of people increase the police presence.

As a precaution, expect to see increased security at high-profile locations.

New Yorkers should be New Yorkers, we will not be deterred.

— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) October 31, 2017