Today’s domestic terrorist is Sayfullo Saipov, 29, an immigrant from Uzkekhistan who killed eight people today in Lower Manhattan. The fiend is now in custody, coping with interrogation and gunshot wounds.
After mowing victims down with a rented truck as he drove south on West Street, Saipov crashed his vehicle, jumped out with either a paintball or pellet gun in his hand, yelled “Allahu Akbar!” once or twice and was soon after shot by one or more New York police officers.
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio: “This was an act of terror, and a particularly cowardly act of terror, aimed at innocent civilians.” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said there was “no evidence to suggest a wider plot or a wider scheme.”