The man who police say drove a rented truck down a bike path in Manhattan before deliberately crashing into a school bus arrived in America seven years ago.
Sources told NBC News his name is Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, 29, and he immigrated to the U.S. from Uzbekistan in 2010, arriving at John F. Kennedy International Airport.
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They say he had a Florida driver's license on him when he was arrested and recently lived in Tampa. He has also spent time in New York and New Jersey, according to the NBC News story.
Saipov was an Uber driver for six months, making more than 1,400 trips, The Associated Press reported. He also formed two commercial truck businesses.
New York City Mayor called Saipov’s alleged attack an “act of terror,” and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said it was a “lone wolf” incident.
Eight people were killed and at least a dozen more injured after Saipov steered a rented Home Depot truck onto a popular bike path in lower Tribeca, police said. After he hit the school bus, he hopped out of the truck holding a pellet gun.
Witnesses said he shouted "Allahu akbar," or "God is great" in Arabic, when he fled the truck.
Police shot him and took him into custody.
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