November 17, 2017, 18:44

US Law Enforcement Hunting Second Person of Interest in NYC Truck Attack

US Law Enforcement Hunting Second Person of Interest in NYC Truck Attack

The FBI and New York Police Department officials announced Wednesday afternoon that they were looking for a second person of interest linked to Tuesday’s Lower Manhattan truck attack that killed eight and left several others injured, but shortly afterwards in a press conference they were no longer seeking him.

A wanted poster was initially released by the FBI Wednesday of Mukhammadzoir Kadirov, a 32-year-old native of Uzbekistan. He was being looked at as a person of interest, not a suspect; as of Wednesday evening William Sweeney Jr., the FBI assistant director at the New York field office, said Kadirov was no longer sought.

​Federal prosecutors have filed terrorism charges against 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov in connection with the Tuesday attack in which he mowed down pedestrians along a Manhattan bike path. The charges, filed by the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, include providing material support to a terrorist group and destruction of a motor vehicle.

US officials have noted that Saipov chose Halloween to carry out his attack in order to kill as many people as possible.

Sourse: sputniknews.com

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