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New York City attack suspect lived in Paterson apartment

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The man accused of plowing a rented truck through a crowd of bicyclists and pedestrians in New York City on Tuesday afternoon lived with his family in an apartment on Genessee Avenue in Paterson, according to sources.

Sayfullo Saipov, 29-year-old, allegedly killed eight people when the truck was driven down a bike lane that runs along the West Side Highway in Lower Manhattan at about 3 p.m., according to media reports. 11 people were taken to hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.

“God is great,” Saipov yelled in Arabic during the crash.

Sayfullo Saipov

Sayfullo Saipov

Saipov jumped out of the truck after it smashed into a school bus. He was armed with fake guns — a paintball gun and a pellet gun. A police officer shot him in the abdomen. He is in critical condition at a hospital, according to media reports.

In Paterson, police blocked off Genessee Avenue between Getty and West Railway Avenues with crime scene tape. He lives with his family in an apartment at 168 Genessee Avenue, according to a neighbor.

Media reports stated Saipov lives in Tampa, Florida. A neighbor said the man drove a van that had a Florida plate and lives in Paterson. The truck in the incident had a Home Depot logo and came from New Jersey, according to law enforcement.

In March 2015, a man named Sayfullo Saipov was pulled over by police in Pennsylvania and provided a Paterson address, according to media reports which cites court records. He pleaded guilty to exceeding the max length of a trailer, according to reports. In November 2012, Saipov was stopped in Pennsylvania and also gave a Paterson address. This time his offense was failure to comply with license restrictions. But that charge was withdrawn, according to the report.

Authorities in New York and the FBI are investigating the incident as a terrorist attack. Saipov came to the U.S. from Uzbekistan in 2010 and is a legal permanent resident.

The incident has been described as a “cowardly attack of terror aimed at innocent civilians” by New York City mayor Mayor Bill de Blasio.

“We know that this action was intended to break our spirit, but we also know New Yorkers are strong, New Yorkers are resilient. Our spirt will never be moved by an act of violence, an act meant to intimidate us,” said de Blasio.

Police in Paterson continued to block off the area where the suspect lived on Tuesday night. FBI agents searched Saipov’s home overnight.

Email: jay@patersontimes.com

  • Dominick Perez

    More refugees! Make NJ a sanctuary state! Islam is the religion of peace! This attack is all Donald Trump's fault! If you don't agree then you are a bigoted, divisive, intolerant, racist, sexist, Islamophobic, homophobic and homoerotic Deplorable!

    • MarquinhoGaucho

      he was legal immigrant..Uzbekistan didn't have a war so he wasn't a refugee. But Trump IS right for wanting to ban Muslims from entering the country-our vetting process sucks- (unless they're from Saudi Arabia-his buddies)

      • badlittlecar .

        Uzbekistan is one of the countries on the terror list
        it's impossible to get positive vetting from these countries and fraudulent documents are easily obtained

        • Eileen

          In another news article Uzbekistan was described as oppression. True against Muslim fundamentalist they have blow up the country.

      • Dominick Perez

        But we still need more refugees here, and out soon to be Governor Murphy is going to make NJ a sanctuary state so that's more great news! Allahu Akbar!

        • ibby omar

          Your mother

          • Dominick Perez

            Allahu Akhbar!

        • RASHIDA BRADLEY

          AND WHY DO WE NEED MORE?

          • Dominick Perez

            Because we get to pay for them out of our taxes! Screw American citizens I'd rather help 3rd world barbarians!

        • Eileen

          How about we save the lives of middle east Christians if we "need" refugees.

    • ibby omar

      Dom your an idiot

      • Dominick Perez

        And you're a Muslim

    • Eileen

      He entered over 6 years ago. Trump was not president.

  • idiots are here

    Both of you deplorables below me Perez and Guacho need to get ur immigrant asses back to your country. You sound like idiots telling other group of immigrants to be banned. You morons arent white, to whites ya’ll are good for nothing spics! Humble yourselves and get an education to be able to see past what the news tells you and think for your self! You idiots

    • badlittlecar .

      you're a racist pig ..

    • Plumber

      Hey idiot you racist Piece Of Shit Hijo Puta what's the matter the truth hurts, Perez and Guacho need to keep it up tell it like it is, idiot is a bleeding heart democrat who lives in La La Land, idiot you need to educate yourself instead of relying on information which is broadcast on CNN MSNBC BET,

    • Dominick Perez

      I was born here racist Cracka, St. Joseph's Hospital. MAGA

      • ibby omar

        Born in st joes as well . We have a lot in common . Come see me on Genessee Ave

      • Eileen

        Paterson General that no longer exists. Parents lived on 29th near Madison.

    • Eileen

      You are as dumb as my bigot grandma who asked my father how dark my mother was when she heard her last name was Fernandez.

  • ibby omar

    I live on Genessee .
    Dominick Perez I can't wait to meet you . We're gonna have a nice talk you piece of garbage

    • Dominick Perez

      You better hide the FBI and ICE are all over the place they're gonna send you back to the desert.

      • ibby omar

        No seriously Dom let's talk . My address is 112 genssesee Ave . We'll have. Discussion over tea

        • Dominick Perez

          Allahu Akbar! Mohammad married a 7 year old!

      • ibby omar

        Feds are here the time you dumb fuck . I'm an American citizen . I have an education , your kids probably have an addiction .

      • ibby omar

        Like I said you
        Have my address I swear I won't hurt you

  • Adam Ander

    how can a father of 2 toddlers and a 3 month old run down a mother her 5 year old son and her 3 month old baby? he would have to know it would be a painful, terrifying horrific death. his brain is diseased. hope his 23 family members that he brought to this country are investigated thoroughly. hope his children are removed from the monsters posing as human beings

    • Eileen

      Right all of a sudden at age 29 he turned into a sociopath.
      He will get life in prison.

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