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FBI Seeking ‘Person of Interest’ in New York Terror Attack

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The FBI announced Wednesday they are seeking a person of interest following Tuesday’s suspected terror attack in lower Manhattan.

A wanted poster released by the FBI shows they’re looking for Uzbek national Mukhammadzoir Kadirov in relation to the truck attack which left 8 dead and 11 injured in the Tribeca neighborhood.

“Law enforcement officials are seeking the public’s assistance with information about Mukhammadzoir Kadirov in relation to the deadly attack in the Tribeca neighborhood of New York City, New York on October 31, 2017,” the poster reads.

Terror broke out Tuesday as Uzbek national and former Florida resident Sayfullo Saipov, 29, steered a Home Depot rental truck onto a populated bike path at around 3:50pm crashing into cyclists before smashing into a school bus.

Saipov jumped out of the truck and reportedly yelled, “Allahu Akbar,” before fleeing on foot. He was subsequently shot by an NYPD officer and rushed to the hospital to treat injuries.

Saipov, who entered the US in 2010 via a controversial Diversity Immigrant Visa program, had allegedly pledged allegiance to ISIS after being radicalized online, according to a friend who spoke to the BBC.

Saipov was reportedly unapologetic for his suspected actions and asked for an ISIS flag to be displayed in his hospital room after he was read a Miranda warning, according to an FBI report.

“The suspect was charged Wednesday with providing support to ISIS and violence and destruction of motor vehicles,” reports ABC News.

Chris G. Long

Chis Long is an award winning writer for The San Andreas Times, and various other publications. He lives in Sacramento with his wife and two children.

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