Manhattan Terror Attack Suspect Indicted On 22 Counts

By Spectrum News Staff & Associated Press |

A 22-count indictment has been returned charging a man in the slayings of eight people during a truck attack on a bike path in New York City.

Sayfullo Saipov, 29, of Paterson, New Jersey, was charged in Manhattan federal court with providing material support to the Islamic State group, along with eight counts of murder and 12 counts of attempted murder in aid of racketeering. Numerous counts carry a potential penalty of death.

Police said Saipov rented the pickup truck in New Jersey, drove into Manhattan, and barreled down the West Side Highway bike path on Halloween before officers arrested him.

At least a dozen people were also injured in the midday attack that authorities called terrorism.

Saipov is being held without bail. A message left with his attorney was not immediately returned.

In a release, Attorney General Jeff Sessions called the attack a “calculated act of terrorism in the heart of one of our great cities.”

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.