New York City, NY: 10.31.2017 –  29 year old Uzbekistan born Sayfullo Saipovand, a Uber vetted driver, rented a Passaic New Jersey Home Depot delivery truck, and weaponized the vehicle plowing down a West Side pedestrian bicycle path killing at least 8 and wounding 15 in Manhattan’s  Trade Center area. New York City Police Officer Ryan Nash shot and hospitalized attacker.

Acting Secretary of Homeland Security in Washington DC Elaine Duke has been briefed on the apparent act of terrorism that occurred today in New York City. The Department is closely monitoring the situation and working with our federal, state and local partners in responding to and investigating this tragedy.

We have recently seen attacks like this one throughout the world. DHS and its law enforcement partners remain vigilant and committed to safeguarding the American people.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by this terrible incident as we work to support the New York community.

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