UPDATE: Here Are the Current Facts About the New York Shooting

There’s a lot of news being thrown around about the New York attack that just took place, but we can sift through all the speculation and hearsay to get to the solid, known facts for you.


UPDATE: November 1, 9:00 am EST

-More information has come out against Saipov. He is an Uber driver and commercial truck driver living in Paterson, New Jersey. He is also reportedly married with two young children. Friends describe him as a happy guy and “no terrorist.”

– Saipov has now claimed that he committed the attack on behalf of ISIS. No terrorist entity has come forward to claim responsibility for Saipov’s actions, however.

Five of the eight people that Saipov murdered were Argentinian friends celebrating their 1987 graduation from the Polytechnic School of Rosario in Argentina. They were traveling to New York and Boston as part of the celebration. A sixth friend was also hit and injured but was not killed.

– One of the dead was a woman from Belgium.

-President Donald Trump claims that Saipov came into the country on a “diversity visa lottery program.” Trump said it was a creation of Chuck Schumer’s and is now working to create a more merit-based immigration.

October 31

-Eight people were killed in Manhattan when a man drove a rented Home Depot van down a bicycle path the wrong way.  At this time, reports say the injured total stands at 11.


-The alleged attacker’s name is Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov. He is an Uzbek national age 29, who came to the U.S. in 2010, and hails now from Tampa, FL.

– Saipov drove his van into a school bus containing at least three children at West St. and Chambers St.

-Authorities say that Saipov exited the vehicle with two firearms in his hands. Both turned out to be imitation firearms. One was a paintball gun, the other a pellet gun.

-Witnesses say that Saipov shouted “Allahu Akbar,” meaning “God is the greatest” in Arabic as he ran from the vehicle.

-Saipov was shot in the stomach by an officer who was working in the area and was taken into custody.


-New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio has called Saipov’s spree a terrorist attack but says there is no evidence to support the idea that the attack is part of a larger plot.

-Due to the nature of the Saipov’s attack being a terrorist event, the FBI has gotten involved in the investigation.

-Donald Trump has responded to the attack with a tweet pointing toward ISIS. At this time, no terrorist organization has come forward to claim credit for the attack, and no evidence of multiple actors in the spree has been found. As far as anyone can tell, at least for now, this has been an attack planned and carried out by one man.

RedState will continue to update as news breaks.





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