Manhattan terror attack: Federal Bureau of Investigation finds second Uzbek

04 November, 2017, 00:10 | Author: Ora Austin
  • Eight people were killed when an ISIS-inspired Uzbekistan immigrant drove a rental truck down a New York City bike path

U.S. justice officials announced on Thursday they had found a second Uzbek man they were seeking in relation to the NY attack that killed eight people on a cycling and jogging path.

About an hour after it was released, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and NYPD located Mukhammadzoir Kadirov, an Uzbek national. A senior law enforcement official told ABC News that Kadirov is a friend of suspect Sayfullo Saipov.

Federal prosecutors in NY have filed terrorism charges against an Uzbek immigrant in the deadly truck attack on a NY bike path.

Federal prosecutors in NY have already filed terrorism charges against an Uzbek immigrant in the deadly truck attack on a NY bike path identified as 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov.

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Tuesday's attack on a bike path in Manhattan killed eight people. 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.

Mukhammadzoir Kadirov, an Uzbekistan national, was described as a person of interest.

A Reuters reporter found Saipov's family home in Tashkent, a grey one-storey house, but nobody answered the door on Wednesday and a neighbor said his parents had left earlier in the day.

The wanted poster said anyone with information about the case should call contact the FBI's Toll-Free Tipline at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324).

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