A man drove a white van into a crowded street on Tuesday in Manhattan, New York City and left at least eight people dead.
The man from the New York City attack was reportedly a 29 years old from Tampa, Florida and his name is Sayfullo Saipov. He may have Balkan Muslim origins as another report suggested that his middle name is “Habibullaevic.”
After he leaped from his white van and brandishing several weapons some eyewitnesses report hearing him scream “Allahu Akbar”.
NYC police are treating this as a terror attack also the New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has call this an act of terror.
Watch some tweets below from the distasteful scene:
"I saw a truck – a white pick-up truck – going down the bicycle lane & running people over," witness describes of Lower Manhattan incident. pic.twitter.com/m9761xX2pA
— CBS News (@CBSNews) October 31, 2017
— AlterAtYeshiva (@alteratyeshiva) October 31, 2017
President Trump also assured everyone that the law enforcement is on the case in his public post on twitter.
In NYC, looks like another attack by a very sick and deranged person. Law enforcement is following this closely. NOT IN THE U.S.A.!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 31, 2017