Driver Charged in Deadly Attack in Lower Manhattan

November 1, 2017 - School Uniform

Mr. Saipov, indicted of murdering 8 people and injuring 12 in a attack, was pushed into a Manhattan sovereign courtroom in a wheelchair usually after 6 p.m. on Wednesday. He sat somewhat hunched, his rail-thin physique dressed in a gray shirt and gray pants. His hair stranded adult somewhat in a back. His hands and feet were chained. Five guards stood behind him.

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A Russian interpreter spoke into a microphone, and Mr. Saipov, an newcomer from Uzbekistan, propitious an earpiece over his prolonged brave and pointy features. When Magistrate Judge Barbara C. Moses asked if he accepted a proceedings, Mr. Saipov, in a strong, transparent heard voice, responded in English, “Yes, ma’am.”

He nodded along as Judge Moses review his rights, yet sat still and unresponsive when she review a charges opposite him: one count of providing element support to terrorists and one count of assault and drop of a engine automobile causing death.

The automobile charge, that carries a probability of a genocide penalty, lifted a awaiting of a singular collateral box being brought to hearing in New York.

David E. Patton, a arch sovereign open defender for a Southern District of New York, who was representing Mr. Saipov, asked that he accept a daily change of sauce on a wounds he postulated after being shot by a military officer.

“He is in a poignant volume of pain,” Mr. Patton said.

The disgusting injuries to victims, a range of a exploration and Mr. Saipov’s trail toward extremism all began entrance into perspective on Wednesday. The F.B.I., after observant it was perplexing to learn some-more about a second Uzbek male in tie with a attack, after announced that investigators had found a man, Mukhammadzoir Kadirov, 32 in New Jersey. It was not transparent since sovereign authorities wanted to doubt him in tie with a attack.


Mukhammadzoir Kadirov

Department of Justice

The authorities questioned Mr. Saipov after he waived his Miranda rights during a Manhattan hospital, a censure says. They were also doubt Mr. Saipov’s wife, Nozima Odilova, who was cooperating, law coercion officials said. The integrate live in Paterson, N.J., and have 3 children.


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As investigators looked into either Mr. Saipov’s Uzbek contacts might have handed him off to an ISIS operative, they pieced together tools of his past, law coercion officials said. He attended a marriage in Florida of an Uzbek male who was underneath inspection by a F.B.I. But his assemblage didn’t trigger a apart review of him, a officials said.

Investigators were still looking into either Mr. Saipov had links to other sovereign counterterrorism inquiries.

On Mr. Saipov’s cellphone, F.B.I. agents found 90 videos, including of ISIS fighters murdering prisoners and of instructions for creation an bomb device, according to a rapist complaint. They also found 3,800 images, among them some of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, a personality of ISIS. The censure pronounced Mr. Saipov reported being desirous in sold by a video in that Mr. al-Baghdadi “questioned what Muslims in a United States and elsewhere were doing to respond to a murdering of Muslims in Iraq.”

The F.B.I. was uncovering sum that sent agents on a far-ranging follow for leads.

But several essential contribution sojourn unclear. It is not famous if a F.B.I. is still questioning a Uzbek male whose marriage Mr. Saipov attended. And as investigators built out concentric circles of his associates, they are still looking during either Mr. Saipov had approach connectors with ISIS operatives.


Trail of Terror in a Manhattan Truck Attack

Diagrams display points where victims were strike during a attack.

Even so, a sovereign censure filed opposite Mr. Saipov pronounced he hewed closely to instructions final Nov in an ISIS magazine, Rumiyah, for a automobile attack. After plowing his Home Depot let lorry down a bike trail along a Hudson River that teemed with pedestrians and cyclists and crashing into a propagandize bus, a censure said, he jumped out of a truck, yelled “Allahu akbar” (Arabic for “God is great”) and waved a paintball gun and a particle gun.

The Rumiyah instructions called for supporters to lift delegate weapons so they could continue an conflict after crashing a vehicle, and Mr. Saipov did so, a censure said: He had a bag of knives in a lorry “but was incompetent to strech them before exiting.” There was also a jolt gun on a building of a lorry circuitously a driver’s seat, according to a complaint.

Investigators found a handwritten note in Arabic and English 10 feet from a driver’s side door, as a front of a lorry sat crushed in, with dirt strewn opposite a travel that had been knocked out of a circuitously planter. According to a complaint, a note minute a oath that echoed denunciation used by ISIS: “Islamic Supplication. It will endure.”

“He appears to have followed roughly to a T a instructions that ISIS has put out,” John J. Miller, a New York Police Department’s emissary commissioner for comprehension and counterterrorism, pronounced during a news discussion on Wednesday morning.


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Those who knew Mr. Saipov pronounced he had been branch toward extremism for years given nearing in a United States in 2010.

Mirrakhmat Muminov, a lorry motorist and village romantic in Stow, Ohio, pronounced Mr. Saipov became assertive and grew out his brave during his 3 years there. Mr. Muminov pronounced Mr. Saipov showed adult late for Friday prayers and exhibited easy believe of a Quran. He would get exhilarated when he discussed American policies per Israel, Mr. Muminov said.

His problems deepened when he changed to Florida. Abdul, a reverend during a Tampa mosque who concluded to pronounce on a condition that usually his initial name be used since he feared reprisals from other radicals, pronounced he attempted to expostulate Mr. Saipov divided from a trail of extremism.

In a months before Tuesday’s attack, a censure said, Mr. Saipov began plotting assiduously. Nine days beforehand, he rented a Home Depot pickup lorry so he could use creation turns, according a complaint.

He also rehearsed a track from New Jersey, over a George Washington Bridge and down a West Side of Manhattan in an Uber automobile he gathering in a days before a incident, a law coercion central said.

On Tuesday, he asked to lease a Home Depot lorry for a brief while, yet he never dictated to lapse it, a censure said. He designed to expostulate all a approach south to a Brooklyn Bridge, yet he finished it usually as distant as Chambers Street.

By a time his uproar ended, 6 people had been killed and dual others would after die. Nine people remained hospitalized from injuries on Wednesday, officials said, 4 of them critically harmed yet in fast condition. The injuries ranged from a amputation of mixed limbs to critical head, neck and behind trauma.

The censure pronounced Mr. Saipov motionless opposite displaying ISIS flags on a lorry to equivocate sketch attention. But fibbing in his sanatorium bed, he continued his quest, a censure says: He asked law coercion officials to put adult ISIS flags and “stated that he felt good about what he had done.”

Rukmini Callimachi, Sarah Maslin Nir, Eric Schmitt, Michael Schwirtz, Ashley Southall, Vivian Wang, Benjamin Weiser contributed reporting. Susan C. Beachy and Doris Burke contributed research.

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