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|Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:45 pm Post subject: 31Oct: MANHATTAN Driver mows down peds, 8 killed 11 injured
|Manhattan attack: What, when and how?
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Manhattan attack: What, when and how?
At least eight people have been killed and 12 injured in New York City after a driver rammed into cyclists and pedestrians before being shot by police on Tuesday.
Here is what we know so far:
What happened in the New York City attack?
At least eight people in New York City died and 12 were injured after a driver rammed into cyclists and pedestrians before being shot by police, on Tuesday.
According to police officials, a 29-year-old man drove a pick-up truck into a cycle lane in Manhattan shortly after 3:00pm (19:00 GMT), subsequently hitting a number of people on the route.
The driver had reached speeds of around 60mph (100km/h) before hitting a school bus.
After the collision, the driver exited the vehicle brandishing two imitation guns, at which point he was shot by a police officer.
Videos taken by passersby show emergency services treating those wounded with at least two people seen lying on the ground unconscious.
Where did it happen?
The attack happened not far from the World Trade Center.
Who is Sayfullo Saipov?
The New York Police Department identified the suspect in custody as 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov.
NYPD Commissioner John Miller said that Saipov is a legal, permanent US resident, who arrived in the country from Uzbekistan in 2010.
The suspect was wounded in the abdomen and transferred to a local hospital, police said.
He had rented the pick-up from a Home Depot hardware store in New Jersey.
On Wednesday, Saipov was charged with providing materials and resources to ISIL, as well as violence and destruction of a motor vehicle.
Investigators told federal prosecutors that Saipov began planning the attack about a year ago and he wanted to "inflict the maximum damage against civilians".
Investigators also said he was inspired by videos posted by ISIL. "In particular, Saipov was motivated to commit the attack after viewing a video in which [ISIL leader] Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi ... questioned what Muslims in the United States and elsewhere were doing to respond to the killing of Muslims in Iraq," court documents said.
The complaint also said that during Saipov's interview with police, he requested that ISIL's flag be displayed in his hospital room.
Saipov appeared in court later on Wednesday in a wheelchair. He was ordered detained and did not enter a guilty plea or seek bail, according to the Associated Press.
Authorities from the mayor's office to the US Department of Homeland Security swiftly branded the attack as an "act of terrorism".
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo stressed that the suspect was believed to have acted alone.
How many casualties?
At least eight people in New York City have been killed and 12 others injured.
Five of the dead were Argentine citizens: Hernan Diego Mendoza, Diego Enrique Angelini, Alejandro Damian Pagnucco, Ariel Erlij and Hernan Ferruchi. They were visiting New York as part of a group of friends celebrating the 30th anniversary of their high school graduation, the Argentina foreign ministry said. A sixth member of the group, Martin Ludovico Marro, was among those hospitalised after the attack, the ministry said in a statement.
At least one Belgian and two Americans were also killed.
Belgian officials said three of the injured were from Belgium.
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|Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:54 pm Post subject:
|"Anti-Terror" Presence Preceded NYC Attack by Hours':
'...A question average New Yorkers close to the West Side Highway of Manhattan Tuesday October 31, 2017 are asking: Why were there so many NYPD Counter-Terrorism trucks attended by scores of uniformed NYPD Counter-Terrorism Officers flanking these trucks, hours before the attack itself?
One doesn't have to be inducted into the secret world of NYPD Counter-Terrorism or the NYC Joint Terrorism Task Force ("JTTF") to know that the NYPD Counter-Terrorism Unit is a special, ad hoc, and only "First Responder" force, that is, no one should either see or hear them unless there was "intelligence chatter" indicating an imminent terrorist attack, or after a terrorist attack actually takes place.
So why in hell were they all hanging out in droves today, hours before the attack, in the literal vicinity of where the attack took place?
Nay-sayers turn around and respond that "the NYC Halloween Parade is a possible terror attack location," or other such nonsense, but since when did the simple NYPD Officers, who are usually called upon during parades or other New York City gatherings, get replaced?......'
'And he (the devil) said to him: To thee will I give all this power, and the glory of them; for to me they are delivered, and to whom I will, I give them'. Luke IV 5-7.