Graphic images captured at the scene of the Muslim terrorist truck attack in Manhattan that killed eight people and injured at least a dozen more have emerged. They show the suspect, victims and emergency responders in the wake of the deadly incident.
The Muslim Terrorist drove a truck rented from Home Depot along a bike path in Manhattan’s Tribeca neighborhood for at least 10 blocks on Tuesday. Police said the suspect deliberately hit a school bus, and witnesses say they heard the driver yell, “Allah u akbar,” before leaving the vehicle.
Police eventually apprehended the suspect, who is believed to be a so-called “lone wolf” Muslim attacker.
The At a press conference Tuesday, New York Police Commissioner James O’Neill said that the suspect was a 29-year-old male, but did not disclose his identity.
According to police, the suspect drove a rented Home Depot truck onto a bike path near the World Trade Center memorial, striking several people. After he hit a school bus, the suspect left his vehicle and shouted “Allah u akbar” while holding two “imitation firearms” and was shot by police officers before being taken into custody.
Saipov is reportedly receiving surgery at Bellevue Hospital and is still in police custody, according to NBC News. The Associated Press reports that he is expected to survive his injuries.
Saipov came to the US from Uzbekistan in 2010, according to NBC News. Since moving to the US, Saipov has lived in Ohio, Florida and New Jersey, where he lived with his wife and three children, according to ABC News.
Saipov allegedly came to the US under the Diversity Visa Program, which provides visas to people from countries with historically low rates of immigration to the United States, according to ABC News.
Uzbekistan is a Muslim-majority country, where 96.7 percent of the population practices or holds allegiance to Islam, according to the Pew Research Center.