Federal Bureau of Investigation finds second Uzbek sought over in NY terror attack
Nov 04 2017
Federal agents said they've located a person of interest in the Manhattan truck attack that left eight people dead and almost a dozen others injured. He was being looked at as a person of interest, not a suspect; as of Wednesday evening he was no longer sought.
Federal prosecutors say the man was "consumed by hate and a twisted ideology" when he attacked people on the bike path on Tuesday. At a news conference FBI Assistant Director in Charge Bill Sweeney said, "We've found him, and we'll leave it at that".
Mukhammadzoir Kadirov, who the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced a 90-minute search for, reportedly lived in the Wexford Apartment complex near the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa until earlier this year, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
It's believed Saipov became radicalised into Islamic State ideology after settling in the USA, however.
Sources said that Saipov was pleased with the attack and was unapologetic, according to CBS News.
Authorities said Saipov had been planning the attack for a "number of weeks" and did it "in the name of ISIS".
He said he had no first-hand information about whether Saipov had carried out the attack and painted a picture of a man who was struggling to make it in the United States, had few friends and poor communication and English-language skills.
The attack left eight people dead and 11 others seriously injured.
Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI.