According to FOX News, the suspect, Sayfullo Saipov, was shot in the abdomen and is from Tampa, Florida. The suspect is originally from the Asian nation of Uzbekistan and came to the United States in 2010. Saipov is 29 years old.
President Donald Trump Tweeted: “We must not allow ISIS to return, or enter, our country after defeating them in the Middle East and elsewhere. Enough!”
Trucks are being used as weapons of mass destruction. ISIS is taking credit for these attacks. A top ISIS figure has called for lone wolf attacks using whatever method possible to kill as many people as possible.
According to CNN, since 2016, there have been five major vehicle attacks.
- July 2016: Nice, France
- December 2016: Berlin, Germany
- March 2017: London, England
- June 2017: London, England
- August 2017: Barcelona, Spain
NY Congressman Pete King states, “Islamic terror is a worldwide movement. We have to stop being politically correct. Stop being apologetic. To run over people in a bike path, to attack a Disabled Children’s School Bus, what a disgrace!”