#BreakingNews: NYPD: Reports Of Fatalities After Rental Truck Hits Several People

Update 5:10pm PST:

The suspect, Sayfullo Saipov, is out of surgery and has been living in New Jersey, even though he was originally identified as living in Tampa, Florida. He is a foreign national and is not a US citizen, but arrived in the US from Uzbekistan in 2010. No indication he was on the FBI terror watch list or any other intel agencies at this time. Police believe Sayfullo rented the truck in New Jersey and used it to run down and kill people.

Here’s a live video stream from ABC News on the ongoing investigation from today’s terror attack.

Since the suspect has been identified as Sayfullo Saipov, a picture has been released on social media by several outlets, including CBS News.

Sayfullo Saiov was shot in the abdomen by police. Here is more on the suspect and pictures and video from the scene as distributed by ABC News.

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Update 3:15pm PST:

According to the latest reports, eight people are now confirmed dead and multiple are injured. The suspect is not from New York City and identified as a 29-year-old male, named Sayfullo Saiov of Tampa, Florida and believed to be a foreign national from Uzbekistan who came to the USA in 2010. The suspect is currently in surgery. His injuries are non-life threatening. According to police, the guns he was seen carrying were fake, one was a pellet gun and the other was a paintball gun. 

Update 2pm PST:

Terrorism Suspected… The FBI is taking over the case investigation. Witnesses indicate some victims were also shot. Suspect was heard yelling “Allah Akbar” or “God is great in Arabic” and carrying two guns before he was shot by police.


Initial reports said that there was a shooting with multiple injured, but the latest reports indicate the driver of a rental truck intentionally drove the wrong way down a bike path, killing at least six people just after 3pm EST. 

The driver was seen exiting the truck after it crashed into a school bus, looking dazed while witnesses thought they saw a gun. Police responded within minutes, shooting the injured driver. The driver is alive and in custody and has been identified. His name has not yet been released. Terrorism is suspected.

Police believe this is a deliberate act, could be terror-related but so far police only believe there is one suspect in custody. The suspect was shot in the leg and is in the hospital under police custody.

Check back for updates to this breaking news story.

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Patricia is the founder and editor of Little Bytes News, a former elementary teacher, radio talk show host, political activist and political blogger. In 2012, Patricia was nominated one of “Circle of Moms” top 25 political bloggers.

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