NYC 'Allahu Akbar' Truck Terrorist Named Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov

A paramedic looks at a body covered under a white sheet along a bike path Tuesday Oct. 31 2017 in New York

As news broke that the driver was shouting "Allahu Akbar" as he attacked these people, Jake Tapper wanted to remind his audience that "The Arabic chant "Allahu Akbar, ' God is great. sometimes said under the most lovely of circumstances, and too often we hear it being said in moments like this".

At a news conference, Mayor Bill DeBlasio called it "an act of terror", announcing eight people were dead.

Police are now investigating the attacker's home next to a mosque in Paterson, New Jersey.

The truck appeared to be a rental from Home Depot.

In June 30, 2017 a Nigerian-born Dr Henry Michael Bello opened fire in the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center in The Bronx, New York City.

"He wasn't putting up a fight", the witness said.

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She later took to Instagram to explain the situation, revealing she was dehydrated and needed "some water and electrolytes". She said her blood pressure and heart rate checked out fine and she did not suffer any injuries from her fall.

The suspect is in custody.

The suspect was identified by two law enforcement sources familiar with the investigation as 29-year-old Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov. "And then all of the sudden, four shots went off and we all just started running". When I ran up the bridge, I saw this dude with two guns.

A school bus driver reportedly tried to stop the attack by ramming into Saipov's truck.

Over the last two years, a terrorism investigation by the F.B.I., the Department of Homeland Security, the New York Police Department and federal prosecutors in Brooklyn resulted in charges against five men from Uzbekistan and one from Kazakhstan of providing material support to ISIS.

The Daily News said the driver was running down "helpless riders" from behind.

PJ Media pointed out in a report Monday that a pro-ISIS group circulated an image of "a knife dripping blood over the Eiffel Tower, calling on lone jihadists to attack on Halloween".

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