New York City truck attack: Federal Bureau of Investigation speaking with 2nd Uzbek man

Uzbekistan Offers Aid, Sympathy In Terror Attack Probe

Uzbekistan Offers Aid, Sympathy In Terror Attack Probe

The FBI released a wanted poster for Kadirov on Wednesday, but wasn't labeled as a suspect in the attack.

CBS News reported on Wednesday that investigators became suspicious of Kadirov and flagged him as a person of interest on social media because he "went off the radar" when they tried to speak with him.

A few minutes after the poster was released, Federal Bureau of Investigation official Bill Sweeney said law enforcement officials had found Kadirov.

Law enforcement officials were seeking information on Mukhammadzoir Kadirov, 32.

Federal prosecutors say the man was "consumed by hate and a twisted ideology" when he attacked people on the bike path on Tuesday.

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Saipov, an Uzbekistan national who was living in Paterson, reportedly stepped out of the Home Depot truck he had rented earlier Tuesday afternoon in Passaic and shouted "God is great" in Arabic before being shot and wounded by a uniformed officer from the New York Police Department.

In the United States, Muminov said, Saipov had lived in Stow two or three years ago, they had met through the local Uzbek community, and Saipov had worked as a truck driver.

At least eight people were killed and 15 injured yesterday after a truck veered into a cycling lane in Lower Manhattan. The attack was planned weeks in advance and carried out in the name of ISIS, John Miller, deputy of NYPD counter-intelligence, said during a news conference Wednesday.

It was the bloodiest single attack on New Yorkers since the September 11, 2001, suicide hijackings of jetliners steered into the World Trade Center.

Uzbek immigrant Sayfullo Saipov appeared in the NY federal courthouse Wednesday handcuffed and with his feet shackled.

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