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This is the suspect in the deadly New York City terrorist attack

This is the suspect in the deadly New York City terrorist attack
This is the suspect in the deadly New York City terrorist attack
Nyshka Chandran

Authorities have identified a suspect in

the New York City terrorist attack

as 29-year-old Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, NBC News has learned.

AnUzbek national who entered the U.S. in 2010,Saipov isbelieved to be the man who killedeight people and injured more than 12in lower Manhattan on Tuesday.Driving a rented Home Depot pickup truck, the suspect collided with bicyclists, pedestrians and a school bus before exiting the vehicle and pulling out a pellet gun and a paintball gun, police said.

The suspect claimed his action was done for

ISIS

, according to a note law enforcement officials found in the truck, WNBC reported.

After being shot in the abdomen by a police officer, the suspect is

currently at a hospital, where he refused to answer an initial round of questions, according to NBC News.Saipov was an Uber driver and passed the app's background check, according to an Uber statement, the Associated Press reported. The ride-hailing firm is "aggressively and quickly reviewing" the suspect's history with the company, the Associated Press said.

President

Donald Trump

has called the incident a

"terrorist attack."New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has said there's no evidence to suggest a wider threat or plot."These kinds of attacks are almost impossible to stop without very specific intelligence information about the person that intends to carry this out," said Fred Burton, a former counter-terrorism agent with the U.S. State Department from 1985 to 1999.Burton, currently chief security officer at Stratfor, added that individuals don't need a lot of training and skill to perform these kinds of low-level assaults.— CNBC's Angelica Lavito contributed to this report.

Authorities have identified a suspect in

the New York City terrorist attack

as 29-year-old Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, NBC News has learned.

An

Uzbek national who entered the U.S. in 2010,

Saipov is

believed to be the man who killed

eight people and injured more than 12

in lower Manhattan on Tuesday.

Driving a rented Home Depot pickup truck, the suspect collided with bicyclists, pedestrians and a school bus before exiting the vehicle and pulling out a pellet gun and a paintball gun, police said.

The suspect claimed his action was done for

ISIS

, according to a note law enforcement officials found in the truck, WNBC reported.

After being shot in the abdomen by a police officer, the suspect is

currently at a hospital, where he refused to answer an initial round of questions, according to NBC News.

Saipov was an Uber driver and passed the app's background check, according to an Uber statement, the Associated Press reported. The ride-hailing firm is "aggressively and quickly reviewing" the suspect's history with the company, the Associated Press said.

President

Donald Trump

has called the incident a

"terrorist attack."

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has said there's no evidence to suggest a wider threat or plot.

"These kinds of attacks are almost impossible to stop without very specific intelligence information about the person that intends to carry this out," said Fred Burton, a former counter-terrorism agent with the U.S. State Department from 1985 to 1999.

Burton, currently chief security officer at Stratfor, added that individuals don't need a lot of training and skill to perform these kinds of low-level assaults.

— CNBC's Angelica Lavito contributed to this report.



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