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New York - NBC News: Suspect Claimed He Committed NYC Truck Attack For ISIS, Worked As Uber Driver

Published on: October 31, 2017 09:08 PM
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New York - Two law enforcement officials say a note was recovered inside the truck that barreled down a bike path near the World Trade Center, killing eight people.

One official says the note was hand-written in a foreign language, possibly Arabic. The contents are being investigated, but the officials say the document supported the belief the act was terrorism. NBC News is reporting that the note contained references to ISIS.

The officials weren’t authorized to speak publicly about an ongoing investigation and spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity.

Police say the truck’s driver turned onto the bike path Tuesday afternoon, striking several people before plowing into a school bus.


Officials say he got out of the truck waving a pellet gun and a paint gun and was shot by a police officer. He’s in critical condition after surgery.

Kobiljon Matkarov, a Facebook friend of Saipov’s, told NBC News that the two met while they were both living in Florida. He said his friend was working as a truck and Uber driver.

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