Eight people were killed and more than a dozen injured after a truck drove about 20 blocks down a bike path in lower Manhattan on Tuesday, in what authorities are calling a likely “lone wolf” terror attack by a 29-year-old man held in custody.
The investigation is ongoing by federal and state police. Here’s what we know and do not know about the suspected drive, based on police and official statements.
What we know
- The suspected driver of the rented Home Depot truck is identified as Sayfullo Saipov
- The truck entered the Hudson River bike path near Houston Street at 3:05pm local time and drove until Chambers Street when it hit a school bus
- After exiting the vehicle, the man was heard shouting “God is great” in Arabic
- A paintball gun and pellet gun were recovered at the scene
- The suspect was shot by police in the abdomen and was taken to hospital
- Six of the eight people who were killed were pronounced dead on the West Side Highway and the two others were pronounced dead at a hospital.
- Officials are calling the episode the deadliest terrorist attack on New York City since September 11, 2001.
What we do not know
- The suspect’s motivation for the attack
- Why police believe it was an isolated incident
- Where the attacker rented the pick-up truck, which had a Home Depot logo
- Where the attacker had driven before the attack