Video shows suspect waving fake gun before NYPD shot him

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  • Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov has been named as suspect in Tuesday attack
  • Video from the scene shows Saipov attempting to flee on foot before being shot in the stomach by NYPD officer Ryan Nash, 28
  • Saipov, 29, came to U.S. from Uzbekistan in 2010 and used addresses in Florida and New Jersey 
  • He worked as commercial truck driver and Uber driver, according to a friend
  • It’s suspected Saipov rented truck used in attack from Home Depot in Passaic, New Jersey; police were searching parking lot at store Tuesday night for his car
  • At least eight people died and left 15 injured from terror attack
  • Five Argentinians and one Belgian were confirmed among the eight dead 

Regina F. Graham


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James Wilkinson For Dailymail.com

Incredible video shows the moment the suspected Uzbek national terror attacker waived two imitation guns around before being shot in the stomach by a single NYPD officer who stopped the carnage of Tuesday’s horrific attack from being much worse.

Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, 29, was taken into custody by police after he was shot by hero NYPD officer Ryan Nash, 28, while trying to flee the attack scene shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’.  

The 29-year-old man is suspected of killing eight people and injuring several others when he mowed them down driving a Home Depot truck.

A federal law enforcement source told CBS News that a note was found in the suspect’s truck that made reference to ISIS. 

Saipov, who used addresses in both Florida and most recently New Jersey, is out of surgery and in recovery at a New York hospital. 

Authorities searched the parking lot of a Home Depot in Passaic, New Jersey as it’s believed he rented the truck used in the attack from that location. It’s unclear if they recovered a vehicle that belonged to Saipov.

Video from the scene shows the suspect running in the middle of the street while carrying a paintball gun and a pellet a gun, which police believed to be real weapons at the time. 

The clip was filmed from inside of an office building at the scene, as employees can be heard sounding terrified of the suspect in the street.  

On the run: Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov  allegedly killed at least eight people when he mowed them down on the West Side Highway bike path on Tuesday afternoon. He is pictured above after emerging from the vehicle a paintball gun and a pellet a gun trying to flee

On the run: Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov  allegedly killed at least eight people when he mowed them down on the West Side Highway bike path on Tuesday afternoon. He is pictured above after emerging from the vehicle a paintball gun and a pellet a gun trying to flee

On the run: Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov allegedly killed at least eight people when he mowed them down on the West Side Highway bike path on Tuesday afternoon. He is pictured above after emerging from the vehicle a paintball gun and a pellet a gun trying to flee

Saipov was taken into custody by police after he was shot in the stomach by NYPD officer Ryan Nash, 28. He  is pictured above on the ground after being shot

Saipov was taken into custody by police after he was shot in the stomach by NYPD officer Ryan Nash, 28. He  is pictured above on the ground after being shot

Saipov was taken into custody by police after he was shot in the stomach by NYPD officer Ryan Nash, 28. He  is pictured above on the ground after being shot

The 29-year-old man, who used addresses in both Florida and most recently New Jersey, is out of surgery and in recovery at a New York hospital. He is an Uzbek national

The 29-year-old man, who used addresses in both Florida and most recently New Jersey, is out of surgery and in recovery at a New York hospital. He is an Uzbek national

The 29-year-old man, who used addresses in both Florida and most recently New Jersey, is out of surgery and in recovery at a New York hospital. He is an Uzbek national

Saipov is pictured above moments after crashing the rented Home Depot truck as he tried to flee the scene on Tuesday before being shot

Saipov is pictured above moments after crashing the rented Home Depot truck as he tried to flee the scene on Tuesday before being shot

Saipov is pictured above moments after crashing the rented Home Depot truck as he tried to flee the scene on Tuesday before being shot

NYPD officer Ryan Nash (above), 28, is being credited with stopping the attack from becoming worse by shooting Saipov

NYPD officer Ryan Nash (above), 28, is being credited with stopping the attack from becoming worse by shooting Saipov

NYPD officer Ryan Nash (above), 28, is being credited with stopping the attack from becoming worse by shooting Saipov

Nash joined the NYPD in July 2012 and is a Long Island resident, police sources told the Daily News. He was commended by NYPD Commissioner James O'Neil for his efforts

Nash joined the NYPD in July 2012 and is a Long Island resident, police sources told the Daily News. He was commended by NYPD Commissioner James O'Neil for his efforts

Nash joined the NYPD in July 2012 and is a Long Island resident, police sources told the Daily News. He was commended by NYPD Commissioner James O’Neil for his efforts

Five members of this group of Argentinian friends were killed when they were struck while on a school reunion holiday in New York. A sixth victim, Martin Marro, is in hospital recovering from injuries. A Belgian was also among those killed in the attack

Five members of this group of Argentinian friends were killed when they were struck while on a school reunion holiday in New York. A sixth victim, Martin Marro, is in hospital recovering from injuries. A Belgian was also among those killed in the attack

Five members of this group of Argentinian friends were killed when they were struck while on a school reunion holiday in New York. A sixth victim, Martin Marro, is in hospital recovering from injuries. A Belgian was also among those killed in the attack

Marro (left) is hospitalized at the Presbyterian Hospital of Manhattan and his wife, Mariana (right), is by his side. He is pictured above left last week with Gov. Charlie Baker (center) at a fundraiser he hosted with his wife

Marro (left) is hospitalized at the Presbyterian Hospital of Manhattan and his wife, Mariana (right), is by his side. He is pictured above left last week with Gov. Charlie Baker (center) at a fundraiser he hosted with his wife

Marro (left) is hospitalized at the Presbyterian Hospital of Manhattan and his wife, Mariana (right), is by his side. He is pictured above left last week with Gov. Charlie Baker (center) at a fundraiser he hosted with his wife

Moments later, Nash shot Saipov in the suspect, causing him to collapse to the ground in the street, which is not far from the World Trade Center. 

Sirens can be heard rushing to the hectic scene that left millions on high alert in the city and across the country. 

Nash is assigned to Lower Manhattan’s 1st Precinct and arrived to the scene after responding to a call of a nonviolent, emotionally disturbed person outside Stuyvesant High School, the New York Daily News reported.  

Nash joined the NYPD in July 2012 and is a Long Island resident, police sources told the Daily News.

He is being credited with stopping the tragedy from becoming worse and was commended by NYPD Commissioner James O’Neil for his efforts. 

‘I want commend the response of our NYPD officer that was on post near the location who stopped the carnage moments after it began,’ O’Neill told reporters at a press conference Tuesday evening.

The horrific attack happened shortly after 3pm when the driver mounted the bicycle path at Houston Street and drove 17 blocks downtown, knocking down victims before coming to a stop at Chambers Street where he eventually crashed in to a school bus.

There were two children and two adults inside the bus at the time. They are among the 15 injured people now in hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. 

Information about the victims of the terror attack began emerging on Monday evening.  

Among those killed were five Argentinians in New York for a class of 1987 school reunion, according to the Argentine government. They were named as Ariel Erlij, Hernán Diego Mendoza, Diego Enrique Angelini, Alejandro Damián Pagnucco and Hernán Ferruchi. 

Saipov turned on to the bike track at Houston Street then drove for 17 blocks southbound. The pathway leads from Greenwich Village down to Tribeca. Saipov drove the full distance, only coming to a stop when he hit a school bus at Chambers Street

Saipov turned on to the bike track at Houston Street then drove for 17 blocks southbound. The pathway leads from Greenwich Village down to Tribeca. Saipov drove the full distance, only coming to a stop when he hit a school bus at Chambers Street

Saipov turned on to the bike track at Houston Street then drove for 17 blocks southbound. The pathway leads from Greenwich Village down to Tribeca. Saipov drove the full distance, only coming to a stop when he hit a school bus at Chambers Street

The rented Home Depot truck, which plowed through cyclists and runners on a bicycle path on the West Side Highway in lower Manhattan on Tuesday afternoon, is pictured above

The rented Home Depot truck, which plowed through cyclists and runners on a bicycle path on the West Side Highway in lower Manhattan on Tuesday afternoon, is pictured above

The rented Home Depot truck, which plowed through cyclists and runners on a bicycle path on the West Side Highway in lower Manhattan on Tuesday afternoon, is pictured above

The truck came to a stop by crashing into a school bus after plowing through others on the bike path. The two adults and two children inside the bus were injured

The truck came to a stop by crashing into a school bus after plowing through others on the bike path. The two adults and two children inside the bus were injured

The truck came to a stop by crashing into a school bus after plowing through others on the bike path. The two adults and two children inside the bus were injured

The driver eventually came to a stop beneath the TriBeCa Bridge at Chambers Street where he got out of the car and was shot. The car took with it a large amount of debris from the cycle path and beside it and was smashed in at the front 

The driver eventually came to a stop beneath the TriBeCa Bridge at Chambers Street where he got out of the car and was shot. The car took with it a large amount of debris from the cycle path and beside it and was smashed in at the front 

The driver eventually came to a stop beneath the TriBeCa Bridge at Chambers Street where he got out of the car and was shot. The car took with it a large amount of debris from the cycle path and beside it and was smashed in at the front 

The statement said that ‘a sixth victim, Martin Ludovico Marro, is hospitalized at the Presbyterian Hospital of Manhattan recovering from injuries suffered, out of danger according to the official medical part.’

‘The compatriots, from the city of Rosario, were part of a group of friends celebrating the 30th anniversary of their graduation from the polytechnic school of that city when the tragic event occurred,’ it continued.

‘The consulate general continues working in permanent contact with the police authorities and the hospital that received the affected, as well as with the relatives in Argentina.

‘We accompany the families in this terrible moment of deep pain, which all Argentines share.’

Marro, a native of Argentina, actually lived in Newtown, Massachusetts. He had recently met up with his friends from Argentina shortly before the attack happened.

Newtown City Councilor James Cote said Marro’s injuries are non-life-threatening, and that his wife, Mariana, is in New York with him, NECN reported.

Erlij, 48, was a steel mill owner who had paid for flights for several of his friends so they could attend, according to local Argentine newspapers, The Guardian reported.

Also among the dead was one Belgian, Didier Reynders, deputy prime minister and foreign affairs minister for Belgium, confirmed. Three other Belgians were among the wounded.

‘I am deeply saddened to announce a Belgian victim in Manhattan,’ Reynders tweeted. ‘I express my condolences to the family and friends.’

He said the three others that were hurt were ‘in the operating room’. 

A vehicle is surrounded by a police perimeter in the parking lot of a Home Depot store in Passaic, New Jersey where authorities believe Saipov rented the truck used in the attack

A vehicle is surrounded by a police perimeter in the parking lot of a Home Depot store in Passaic, New Jersey where authorities believe Saipov rented the truck used in the attack

A vehicle is surrounded by a police perimeter in the parking lot of a Home Depot store in Passaic, New Jersey where authorities believe Saipov rented the truck used in the attack

‘I am deeply saddened to announce a Belgian victim in Manhattan,’ he tweeted. ‘I express my condolences to the family and friends.’ 

At a press conference at Police Plaza shortly after the attack, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio condemned the attack as a ‘cowardly act of terror’. 

‘We know this action was intended to break out spirit. But we also know New Yorkers are strong, resilient and our spirit will never be moved by an act of violence or an act meant to intimidate us. 

‘Based on the information we have, this was an act of terror and a particularly cowardly act of terror aimed at innocent civilians, people going about their lives,’ he said.

Saipov is pictured in an arrest photo after he failed to pay a traffic citation in St. Charles County, Missouri 2016

Saipov is pictured in an arrest photo after he failed to pay a traffic citation in St. Charles County, Missouri 2016

Saipov is pictured in an arrest photo after he failed to pay a traffic citation in St. Charles County, Missouri 2016

De Blasio was joined by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo who prayed for those killed.

‘It reminds us all how precious life is. They left the house the morning, they were enjoying the beautiful west side of Manhattan on a beautiful fall day and now they will not be returning home.

‘That shock and that pain is going to be very real,’ he said. 

President Trump acknowledged the attack on Twitter, describing the perpetrator as a ‘sick’ individual.

‘In NYC, looks like another attack by a very sick and deranged person. Law enforcement is following this closely. NOT IN THE U.S.A.!’ he said.

First Lady Melania Trump, who was in Manhattan when the attack occurred, said: ‘My heart breaks for NYC today.

‘Thoughts & prayers as we monitor the situation.’

The front of the Tampa, Florida apartment building where  Saipov also listed as an address is pictured on Tuesday night

The front of the Tampa, Florida apartment building where  Saipov also listed as an address is pictured on Tuesday night

The front of the Tampa, Florida apartment building where Saipov also listed as an address is pictured on Tuesday night

Members of the Paterson police department block of Genesse Ave. near Getty Ave. where it is believed that Saipov 29, lived in an apartment building

Members of the Paterson police department block of Genesse Ave. near Getty Ave. where it is believed that Saipov 29, lived in an apartment building

Members of the Paterson police department block of Genesse Ave. near Getty Ave. where it is believed that Saipov 29, lived in an apartment building

It's unclear if anyone else lived in the Paterson apartment with Saipov

It's unclear if anyone else lived in the Paterson apartment with Saipov

It’s unclear if anyone else lived in the Paterson apartment with Saipov

Records show Saipov used the address in Paterson, New Jersey (file above) that he provided police during a Pennsylvania traffic stop from 2015

Records show Saipov used the address in Paterson, New Jersey (file above) that he provided police during a Pennsylvania traffic stop from 2015

Records show Saipov used the address in Paterson, New Jersey (file above) that he provided police during a Pennsylvania traffic stop from 2015

The annual Halloween Parade started at 7pm with an increased police presence among the estimated two million who attended the event. In addition, bolstered police patrols are expected across the city in the coming days and weeks. 

Saipov is an Uzbek national who came to the U.S. in 2010, according to NBC. At the time of his arrest on Tuesday, he was carrying a Florida identification card that listed a Tampa address, but he also used an address in New Jersey. 

The suspect was said to be ‘very friendly’, as he also reportedly worked for Uber, according to one of his friends, Kobiljon Matkarov.

The 37-year-old told The New York Post that he met Saipov roughly five years ago in Florida where they became friends. 

‘He is very good guy, he is very friendly… he is like little brother… he look at me like big brother,’ Matkarov told the Post by phone from his home in Miamisburg, Ohio.

‘My kids like him too, he is always playing with them. He is playing all the time.’ 

Court records show Saipov was stopped in Mount Holly Springs Borough, Pennsylvania on March 26, 2015 by Deputy Ron Hoover of the Cumberland County Sheriff's Department

Court records show Saipov was stopped in Mount Holly Springs Borough, Pennsylvania on March 26, 2015 by Deputy Ron Hoover of the Cumberland County Sheriff's Department

Court records show Saipov was stopped in Mount Holly Springs Borough, Pennsylvania on March 26, 2015 by Deputy Ron Hoover of the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department

Saipov, who provided authorities with an address in Paterson, New Jersey, pleaded guilty to a single charge of maximum length of a single trailer and paid the fees associated with the citation

Saipov, who provided authorities with an address in Paterson, New Jersey, pleaded guilty to a single charge of maximum length of a single trailer and paid the fees associated with the citation

Saipov, who provided authorities with an address in Paterson, New Jersey, pleaded guilty to a single charge of maximum length of a single trailer and paid the fees associated with the citation

He said that Saipov had been living in New Jersey and working for Uber as recently as this past summer.   

Uber told the Post on Tuesday night: ‘We are horrified by this senseless of violence. Our hearts are with the victims and their families. We have reached out to law enforcement to provide our full assistance.’

The company said that he had passed a background check by the company and that they are now ‘aggressively’ reviewing his history with them, although they had not yet found any ‘concerning safety reports.’

The company added that he has been banned from the app.

Matkarov said that Saipov took him to John F. Kennedy Airport back in June when he flew to Uzbekistan with his children and wife.   

‘He dropped me to the airport with my family… I called him and said I needed a ride,’ Matkarov stated. 

But Matkarov said that his son asked for a photo when they were departing and Saipov declined.   

Matkarov said Saipov got along well with his five kids, who enjoyed playing with him. 

‘He no like that. He said no,’ Matkarov said.

He added that he did not know Saipov to have any terrorist corrections. 

According to online records, he worked as a commercial truck driver and had also lived in Ohio previously. He also has a minor criminal record for traffic offenses in Missouri and Pennsylvania.

Saipov provided an address in St Charles County, Missouri for that traffic violation, which shows the location is registered address for STL Logistics LLC. 

That company had a Freightliner tractor and semi-trailer registered, records show. 

He was arrested by St. Charles County police after failing to pay a traffic citation.  

Court records also show he was stopped in Mount Holly Springs Borough, Pennsylvania on March 26, 2015 by Deputy Ron Hoover of the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department. 

Saipov, who provided authorities with an address in Paterson, New Jersey, pleaded guilty to a single charge of maximum length of a single trailer and paid the fees associated with the citation.

He has two businesses registered in Ohio- Sayf Motors Inc. in Hamilton County from May 2011 and Bright Auto LLC in Cuyahoga Falls from August 2013. 

According to state records, Sayf Motors Inc. is located at an apartment in Cincinnati and the license remains active.

Bright Auto LLC  is also based in an apartment and records show the company is an active carrier registered with the U.S. Department of Transportation. 

Records show that the trucking company has one truck and one driver.    

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