How truck terrorist mowed down his victims over 17 blocks

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  • Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, 29, started his rampage at 3:05pm, police said, when he turned onto West St
  • He mounted a bicycle lane and drove 4,000 feet for 17 blocks, striking pedestrians and cyclists alike
  • The rampage only ended when he struck a school bus – intentionally, one witness said – near Chambers Street
  • Footage viewed by DailyMail.com showed one person injured or being treated every 10 feet in that area
  • Along the route – a popular area for tourists – are a football stadium, soccer pitches, parks and restaurants
  • Several Argentinians and a Belgian are reportedly among the people killed or hurt in the accident

James Wilkinson For Dailymail.com

This is the 17-block path an ISIS-affiliated terrorist tore down in New York on Tuesday, killing killing eight people and injuring at least 15 more.

Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, 29, allegedly drove for 4,000 feet down West St, plowing through cyclists and pedestrians – only stopping his rampage when he smashed into a school bus at Chambers Street.

‘We got multiple casualties… this is a mass casualty situation here,’ one police officer was heard saying on police scanner audio released by the NYPD.

Another is heard saying: ‘I need a bus to the bike path … and traffic needs to be shut down from 14th Street on the West Side Highway. It’s going to be a crime scene.’

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Police say Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, 29, drove a rented Home Depot truck down New York's Houston Street before turning left onto West St and driving down a cycle path, smashing into pedestrians and cyclists

Police say Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, 29, drove a rented Home Depot truck down New York's Houston Street before turning left onto West St and driving down a cycle path, smashing into pedestrians and cyclists

Police say Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, 29, drove a rented Home Depot truck down New York’s Houston Street before turning left onto West St and driving down a cycle path, smashing into pedestrians and cyclists

The area includes soccer pitches (seen bottom-left), a football stadium, tennis courts, parks and high-class restaurants, and is popular with tourists. Several Argentinians and a Belgian are said to be among the eight killed in the incident

The area includes soccer pitches (seen bottom-left), a football stadium, tennis courts, parks and high-class restaurants, and is popular with tourists. Several Argentinians and a Belgian are said to be among the eight killed in the incident

The area includes soccer pitches (seen bottom-left), a football stadium, tennis courts, parks and high-class restaurants, and is popular with tourists. Several Argentinians and a Belgian are said to be among the eight killed in the incident

Saipov reportedly swerved toward a school bus at the intersection of West St and Chambers St, a few blocks north of Ground Zero. He then leaped out and brandished replica guns and was shot in the stomach by a cop, police said. He is in custody

Saipov reportedly swerved toward a school bus at the intersection of West St and Chambers St, a few blocks north of Ground Zero. He then leaped out and brandished replica guns and was shot in the stomach by a cop, police said. He is in custody

Saipov reportedly swerved toward a school bus at the intersection of West St and Chambers St, a few blocks north of Ground Zero. He then leaped out and brandished replica guns and was shot in the stomach by a cop, police said. He is in custody

Police say the incident began at 3:05pm when Saipov entered a bicycle path at Houston Street on Manhattan’s West Side and began driving south at speed.

That continued for 17 blocks, during which he struck several cyclists and pedestrians. Six people were pronounced dead on the scene. Two more were pronounced dead in hospital.

Buildings and areas along the route include a football stadium, soccer pitches, tennis courts several parks and high-class restaurants. Although the identities of those killed and hurt have not been released, they include multiple Argentinians and at least one Belgian.

Saipov only stopped at the intersection of Chambers St when he slammed into the side of a schoolbus – intentionally, according to some witnesses – near Stuyvesant High School, a few blocks north of Ground Zero.

Two adults and two children on the bus were hospitalized; one of the children was in critical condition Tuesday night. Some 11 others were injured in Saipov’s rampage.

Footage seen by a DailyMail.com reporter on the ground showed people injured or being treated roughly every 10 feet north of the crash site.

Saipov is said to have then leaped from his vehicle showing ‘Allahu Akbar’ – ‘God is great’ in Arabic – and brandishing two realistic replica guns.

Saipov (pictured) allegedly got out of his truck shouting 'Allah Akbar' - 'God is great' in Arabic

Saipov (pictured) allegedly got out of his truck shouting 'Allah Akbar' - 'God is great' in Arabic

The attacker (seen in video) brandished two fake weapons - a pellet gun and a paint gun - and was shot about a block south of the crash

The attacker (seen in video) brandished two fake weapons - a pellet gun and a paint gun - and was shot about a block south of the crash

Saipov (seen left) allegedly got out of his truck shouting ‘Allah Akbar’ – ‘God is great’ in Arabic. The attacker (right) brandished two fake weapons – a pellet gun and a paint gun – and was shot about a block south of the crash

The truck, reportedly rented by Saipov from a New Jersey Home Depot, can be seen here on Tuesday night. The schoolbus that it struck can be seen in the background. Two adult and two children on the bus were hospitalized

The truck, reportedly rented by Saipov from a New Jersey Home Depot, can be seen here on Tuesday night. The schoolbus that it struck can be seen in the background. Two adult and two children on the bus were hospitalized

The truck, reportedly rented by Saipov from a New Jersey Home Depot, can be seen here on Tuesday night. The schoolbus that it struck can be seen in the background. Two adult and two children on the bus were hospitalized

One of the children who was in the bus was in critical condition as of Tuesday night. A further 11 people were injured and eight people killed in the rampage, which occurred in a tourist-friendly area of the city, north of Ground Zero

One of the children who was in the bus was in critical condition as of Tuesday night. A further 11 people were injured and eight people killed in the rampage, which occurred in a tourist-friendly area of the city, north of Ground Zero

One of the children who was in the bus was in critical condition as of Tuesday night. A further 11 people were injured and eight people killed in the rampage, which occurred in a tourist-friendly area of the city, north of Ground Zero

Police are seen looking for evidence on Tuesday night. One witness said Saipov deliberately targeted the schoolbus. It's believed he intended suicide by cop, but instead he was hospitalized and taken in alive

Police are seen looking for evidence on Tuesday night. One witness said Saipov deliberately targeted the schoolbus. It's believed he intended suicide by cop, but instead he was hospitalized and taken in alive

Police are seen looking for evidence on Tuesday night. One witness said Saipov deliberately targeted the schoolbus. It’s believed he intended suicide by cop, but instead he was hospitalized and taken in alive

An on-duty police officer, Ryan Nash, opened fire on Saipov about a block south of the crash, hitting him in the stomach. Saipov was ferried to hospital and operated on, and is now in police custody.

Only after he was shot did police find out that the weapons were only capable of firing paintballs or pellets. 

Schools in the area were put on a lockdown that did not end until 5:30pm. 

Rabi Chaim Zacklos, who works at a school near the scene, told DailyMail.com he was rushing his students away as the FBI and police shouted at them to stay back.

He said the suspect started hitting cyclists on Chambers on the cross section with the West Side bike path. He then got out of the car and was shot by police at the intersection with Warren and the bike path.

He didn’t hear anyone shout anything. He was one block south of the shooting on Murray Street at the time.

An NYPD spokesman said that he could not give a breakdown of exactly when each incident occurred, or even a rough outline of how long the incident took to conclude, citing the ongoing investigation.

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