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2135, 31 Oct 17

Terrorists Among Us

This attack was simple, unsophisticated, monstrously deadly, and indefensible.

(CNN)Authorities found a note, written in English, claiming the suspect in Tuesday’s attack in New York did it in the name of ISIS, a senior law enforcement official told CNN.

The note was found in the truck police said was used in the attack, the source said.

Eight people were killed and almost a dozen others were injured when a man in a rented flatbed pickup drove down a busy bicycle path Tuesday near the World Trade Center, police said at a news conference.

“This was an act of terror, and a particularly cowardly act of terror,” New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said, “aimed at innocent civilians, aimed at people going about their lives who had no idea what was about to hit them.”

The 29-year-old suspect was identified by two law enforcement sources familiar with the investigation as Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov. He is from the central Asian nation of Uzbekistan and came to the United States in 2010, sources told CNN.



2135, 31 October 2017


  1. Mike

    While specific attacks of this type are not predictable, the scenario has been occurring in other countries, and has been expected to come to this country.

    This type of attack is defensible but to make that possible you need a government that respects the right to self defense and respects the 2nd amendment right that makes it possible to defend against this type of attack.

  2. Pat


    I support the 2nd amendment but, how would the 2nd amendment right make it possible to defend against “this type of attack“. Just wondering, not trying to argue against the 2nd amendment.

  3. Mike

    You are not going to prevent these attacks, but shooting the driver would stop it minimizing the carnage. He apparently drove quite a ways on the bike path. A person driving an empty bus tried to stop him.

  4. Pat

    I guess someone could try shooting the driver. I believe NYC respects the 2nd amendment because they allow concealed carry. The shooter will have to be quick on the draw, and pretty accurate so they don’t miss their shot at the driver of a speeding vehicle and hit bystanders.

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