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Suspect in New York 'act of terror' identified as 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov

New York Police Department officers gather near the scene after a motorist drove onto a busy bicycle path near the World Trade Center memorial and struck several people Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

The man in custody after driving through a bike path and mowing down several Tuesday has been identified as Sayfullo Saipov, two law enforcement officials told The Associated Press.

A 29-year-old male, he is suspected of killing at least 8 and injuring several more.

After exiting his vehicle with what appeared to be two guns, police shot him in the stomach.

A U.S. official familiar with the investigation into what happened says Saipov is from Uzbekistan and came to the U.S. in 2010.

Sinclair's WKRC has confirmed that Sayfullo Saipov lived in the Cincinnati area approximately 6 years ago.

He had a business licensed there called Sayf Motors.

People in the car business there say they remember his name from being at auto auctions.

No one who lives in the apartment building that he listed as his last address here remembers him.

In New York Tuesday, witnesses described a scene of panic and blood, with people screaming in fear and the path strewn with mangled bicycles and bodies soon covered with sheets.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called it a "lone wolf" attack and said there was no evidence to suggest it was part of a wider plot.


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