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Old 10-31-17, 03:31 PM
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CNN: Fatalities reported after truck rams people in Manhattan

New York (CNN)There are fatalities after a truck drove the wrong way down the West Side Highway bike path for several blocks Tuesday afternoon, striking several people, according to sources at the New York Police Department.

The driver exited the vehicle with what appeared to be a gun and was shot by police, the sources added. The individual is in police custody and is being taken to the hospital for treatment.

As many as six people are dead, according to two senior law enforcement sources on the scene, They added that it appears to be deliberate act.
No others are being sought, the NYPD said. Police said to expect "many emergency personnel" in the area of Chambers Street and West Street on the lower west side of Manhattan.

The source said police are considering terrorism as part of the investigation.
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Old 10-31-17, 03:36 PM
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At first reports I thought it was someone who hated cyclists, but rented Home Depot truck, plus fake guns etc would seem to indicate its another Barcelona style attack
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https://www.yahoo.com/gma/york-city-...opstories.html

At least six people are dead and others injured after a vehicle drove onto a bike path in lower Manhattan in New York City. The sprawling crime scene runs several blocks along the West Side Highway.

A vehicle entered the West Street pedestrian and bike path north of Chambers Street, hitting multiple people on the path, leaving some dead and "numerous people injured," New York City police said, citing preliminary investigation.

The vehicle kept driving south until it hit another vehicle, police said. At that point, the suspect, who was "displaying imitation firearms," got out of the vehicle and was shot by responding officers, authorities said.

The suspect is in custody, police said.
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Re: CNN: Fatalities reported after truck rams people in Manhattan

The article posted says what we know right now.

Originally reported as road-rage but it's not looking that way to me.

Looks like a terrorist act to me.

7 reported dead now.

Update: NYPD is officially treating this as an act of terror. The live feed I'm watching from ABC NY has a guest who said it was obviously terrorism based on what he said when he was caught but he wouldn't elaborate since there's a press conference coming up in 30 minutes.

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Wooow.
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CNN saying the Driver was taken alive. That's interesting, wasn't expecting that.
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Being treated as an ISIS attack. They did threaten an attack on Halloween (but to be fair they threaten an attack every day). Driver was shouting "ALLAHU AKBAR" after he got out of the truck according to witnesses.
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Wow, terrible.
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Live press briefing updates:

NY Mayor Bill deBlasio says it is certainly a terrorist attack. 8 confirmed dead so far.

Once the politicians stop blabbing they'll get into more details..

3:05 rental home depot truck .. drove SB until collided with a school bus. After the collision a 29 year old male got out brandishing two handguns. He was immediately shot by NYPD. The guns he had were a paintball gun and a BB/Pellet gun.

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Media reporting suspect is Sayfullo Saipov from Tampa, Fl.
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Fucking animals.
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Media reporting suspect is Sayfullo Saipov from Tampa, Fl.
Oh great. FL strikes again.
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Old 10-31-17, 05:12 PM
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I always look to wikipedia to learn about incidents such as this. Wikipedia articles like this are often (but not this one right now) restricted so only long term, experienced editors can edit them. It gets updated frequently and quickly as new information becomes available. And it combines all news sources together.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017_W...Highway_attack
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Oh great. FL strikes again.
When do we get that FL travel ban implemented, Mr Trump?
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So he wasn't from Chad?
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For all Isis related things my go to is


She's a fantastic resource.
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So why the fake guns? I assume its because he couldn't purchase real ones but wanted to die a martyr in a hail of gunfire, ensuring his place in jihadi heaven.
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CNN saying the Driver was taken alive. That's interesting, wasn't expecting that.
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So why the fake guns? I assume its because he couldn't purchase real ones but wanted to die a martyr in a hail of gunfire, ensuring his place in jihadi heaven.
NYPD isn’t fucking around. Now they’re wanting to take terrorists alive. Bravo that they shot him in the leg. Now they’re going to start taking them prisoners and the terrorists get no joy out of dying for Allah.
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NYPD isn’t fucking around. Now they’re wanting to take terrorists alive. Bravo that they shot him in the leg. Now they’re going to start taking them prisoners and the terrorists get no joy out of dying for Allah.
NYPD is notorious for their rather lax firearm qualification standards. If this guy was only shot in the leg, it certainly wasn't intentional.


Edit: According to the NYT, the terrorist was shot in the abdomen:

The rampage ended when the driver, Sayfullo Saipov, 29, smashed into a school bus, jumped out of his truck and ran up and down the highway waving a pellet gun and paintball gun and shouting “Allahu Akbar,” Arabic for “God is great,” before he was shot in the abdomen by the officer. He remained in critical condition on Tuesday evening.

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Media reporting suspect is Sayfullo Saipov from Tampa, Fl.
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When do we get that FL travel ban implemented, Mr Trump?

http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/31/us/new...red/index.html

The suspect in the New York attack is from the central Asian nation of Uzbekistan and came to the United States in 2010
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This is not the first time that the media falsely claimed that someone who commited a crime was "from" the U.S.

I'm using spoiler tags because this is partially off topic, although still partially related. It's really more about media bias, but it is relevant.

Spoiler:

I wrote this somewhere else some time ago, and am reposting it here now:

Mainstream media falsely refers to Somalian rapist Mohamed Harir Ayanle as a “Minneapolis man,” then later refuses to report whether or not he showed up for his court hearing

In September 2016, President Obama allowed a guy from Somali named Mohamed Harir Ayanle to enter the U.S.

Three months later, Ayanle raped a woman on a bus in Polk County, Minnesota.

However, the mainstream media falsely referred to him as a “Minneapolis man.”

This December 12, 2016 article from the St. Paul Pioneer Press is titled

“Minneapolis man charged with raping female passenger on intercity bus”

The first sentence of the article is

“A Minneapolis man could spend 30 years behind bars after being charged with raping a woman on Jefferson Lines bus on Friday afternoon.”

In the entire article, there is nothing to indicate that Ayanle is from anywhere other than Minnesota.

The article has no use of any word such as “Somalia,” “Somali,” “Somalian,” “immigrant,” “migrant,” or any other such word, to indicate that Ayanle is from anywhere other than Minneapolis.

Likewise, this December 13, 2016 article from KSTP, the ABC News affiliate in St. Paul, Minnesota, is titled

“Minneapolis Man Accused of Raping Woman on Bus Heading to North Dakota”

Also, the first sentence of the article is

“A Minneapolis man has been charged after a woman said he raped her in the back of a bus.”

And again, the article has no use of any word such as “Somalia,” “Somali,” “Somalian,” “immigrant,” “migrant,” or any other such word, to indicate that Ayanle is from anywhere other than Minneapolis.

The news is supposed to report facts. It is a fact that Ayanle is Somalian. He is not a “Minneapolis man.” The mainstream media gave false information in its “news” reports.

Another thing about the media’s treatment of this incident raises huge red flags. The December 12, 2016 St. Paul Pioneer Press article ends with the following:

“Ayanle was released from custody Monday on a $5,000 bond on the condition that he does not leave Minnesota. His next court appearance is scheduled for Jan. 3.”

Why in the world did the judge in question think that Ayanle would stay in Minnesota, or show up for the January 3, 2017 court appearance?

The very bus that Ayanle was on when he committed the rape was headed to Grand Forks, North Dakota.

At the very time that Ayanle committed the rape, he was already headed out of Minnesota.

No rational person would expect Ayanle to return for the January 3, 2017 court appearance.

As I sit here writing this, it is now February 10, 2017. So it’s been more than five weeks since the January 3, 2017 court appearance was supposed to take place.

And yet this google search doesn’t show any new information about Ayanle. Instead, all we get are the articles about his initial arrest from December 2017.

So where is Ayanle on this day of February 10, 2017?

Did he show up for the January 3, 2017 court appearance?

Did he flee Minnesota?

I can’t find any news articles to answer any of these questions.
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This is not the first time that the media falsely claimed that someone who commited a crime was "from" the U.S.
Oh, for fuck's sake. Remember earlier tonight when you asked for evidence that you're an idiot? Here it is.

You're going off Zod's paraphrase of what "the media" is reporting and using that as the basis for a long, ridiculous, racist rant.

Newsflash: the attacker was from Miami. Not originally, but he's been in the U.S. for the better part of a decade. I'm guessing he has a Florida driver's license that says he's from Miami. And so the early reporting was that he was from Miami. And then, as more information was learned, it was reported that he's an Uzbeki immigrant who lives in Miami.

Fuck off with your racism.
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I hope Sayfullo Saipov pulls through and lives a quiet life of pooing into a bag from prison for the rest of his life. Plenty of time to reflect and realize that what he did was for nothing, the people who told him to do it were for nothing, and there's a good chance he'll pass away (not pass on) and be nothing. Leaving behind only a memory of being a murderer in the name of nothing.

(Solid bedtime story material here for you parents out there.)

It's really crazy that people will cause any harm in the name of any existential belief.
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Oh, for fuck's sake. Remember earlier tonight when you asked for evidence that you're an idiot? Here it is.

You're going off Zod's paraphrase of what "the media" is reporting and using that as the basis for a long, ridiculous, racist rant.

Newsflash: the attacker was from Miami. Not originally, but he's been in the U.S. for the better part of a decade. I'm guessing he has a Florida driver's license that says he's from Miami. And so the early reporting was that he was from Miami. And then, as more information was learned, it was reported that he's an Uzbeki immigrant who lives in Miami.

Fuck off with your racism.

Guy looks pretty white to me:

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Guy looks pretty white to me:

Way to double down on the racism.
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