TAMPA, Fla. - A 29-year-old Tampa man has been identified as the driver of a truck that slammed into pedestrians along a Manhattan bike path, killing eight and injuring at least a dozen others in what authorities described as an act of terror.UzbekistanNative- Uber Driver
Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipovm, of Granada Boulevard, was shot by New York City police following the incident.
Saipovm is believed to be the man who drove a Home Depot rental truck onto a bike path at Chambers and West streets, near the World Trade Center.
JUST IN: Photo of Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, 29, of Tampa, Florida, suspect in deadly NYC terror attack https://t.co/zof4fpEths pic.twitter.com/Oq0Trli4UG— CBS News (@CBSNews) October 31, 2017
A YOUNG IMMIGRANT
Officials who were not authorized to discuss the investigation and spoke on the condition of anonymity identified Saipov as the attacker and said he is 29 and originally from Uzbekistan.
He came to the U.S. legally in 2010, the officials said, and it is believed that he lived first in Ohio after his arrival.
An acquaintance, Dilnoza Abdusamatova, said Saipov briefly stayed with his family in a Cincinnati suburb upon immigrating.
“He always used to work,” Abdusamatova told The Cincinnati Enquirer. “He wouldn't go to parties or anything. He only used to come home and rest and leave and go back to work.”
DRAWN TO FLORIDA
Authorities said Saipov had a Florida driver's license and some public records showed an address for him at a Tampa apartment complex.
NEW JERSEY TIES
Officials said Saipov was living recently in New Jersey, where he allegedly rented a Home Depot pickup truck an hour before driving it onto the bike path.
On Tuesday night, police investigating the deadly rampage surrounded a white Toyota minivan with Florida plates parked in the parking lot of a Home Depot in Passaic, New Jersey.
The van was parked near the company's rental trucks.
The ride-hailing company Uber said Saipov passed its background check and drove for the service for six months, making more than 1,400 trips.
The company said it banned him from the service after the attack. It said it was in touch with the FBI and offered its assistance and that it was reviewing Saipov's driving history but found no related safety reports
COMMERCIAL TRUCK DRIVER
Records show Saipov was a commercial truck driver who formed a pair of businesses in Ohio.
The first business, Sayf Motors Inc., used the address of a family friend near Cincinnati with whom Saipov had stayed for a couple of weeks after his arrival in the country.
The second, Bright Auto LLC, used an address near Cleveland.
A trucking industry website listed Saipov at a Paterson, New Jersey, address that authorities were searching Tuesday night. Court records related to trucking-related infractions list Saipov with addresses in Paterson and the Cleveland suburbs.
According to the records, a warrant was issued for Saipov's arrest in April 2016 when he missed a hearing on a misdemeanor for not having the right brakes on his vehicle. He resolved the case in November 2016 by pleading guilty and paying $200 in fines and court costs.
NO DIGITAL FOOTPRINT
No social media accounts linked to Saipov emerged immediately after the attack, but there were possible clues to his personal life.Front Page Magazine; The Left Has Blood on Their Hands
A marriage license filed in Summit County, Ohio, lists a man by the name of Sayfulloh Saipov marrying Nozima Odilova on April 12, 2013. It lists the same Cleveland-area apartment noted as the headquarters of Bright Auto LLC.
The license lists Saipov as a truck driver. His wife is about six years younger. Both list Tashkent, Uzbekistan, as their hometown.
Below is 'meme bomb' in written form
But his message was very clear. He shouted it as he left the truck with which he murdered 8 people.
“Allahu Akbar”. These were the last words on the Flight 93 flight recorder. Mohamed Atta had advised his fellow 9/11 hijackers to, “Shout, 'Allahu Akbar,' because it strikes fear in the hearts of the infidels.”
Sayfullo Saipov, the Muslim terrorist who carried out the latest attack, was just listening to Atta’s advice. The 16th anniversary of the attacks has passed, but the hatred of Allah’s killers burns as hot as ever.
And the attack carried clear echoes of 9/11.
The attack by the Muslim settler from Uzbekistan was almost identical to previous Car Jihad attacks in Europe. Right down to using a fake firearm. But New York City had avoided the non-stop terror wave that engulfed Paris and other European cities thanks to the hard work of the NYPD.
Leftists who would rather control the police than the Islamic terrorists want people to die.As this story broke last night, I immediately understood and got the reinforcing/repetitive memes in it's occurrence. Far too many to be sheer coincidence.