NEW YORK — Two regulation enforcement officers have recognized a person suspected of driving a rented truck down a motorcycle path close to the World Commerce Middle, killing eight individuals.
The officers have information of the probe and have recognized the suspect as 29-yr-previous Sayfullo Saipov. The officers aren’t approved to talk publicly concerning the ongoing investigation and spoke to The Related Press on the situation of anonymity.
The suspect has a Florida license however might have been dwelling in New Jersey. He was shot by police. He is hospitalized and cannot be reached for remark whereas in custody. He’s in surgical procedure and is predicted to outlive.
Police say the assault is being investigated as an act of terror.
A U.S. official briefed on the investigation additionally confirms the person’s identify.