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Lower Manhattan Terrorist Attack

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On October 31, 2017, a man drove a pickup truck into cyclists and runners along 1 mile (1.6 km) of a bike path alongside West Street, near Chambers Street in Lower Manhattan, New York City. The vehicle-ramming attack killed eight people, including five Argentinians and one Belgian tourist, and injured eleven others. Upon exiting the vehicle, the driver appeared to be wielding two guns and was subsequently shot in the abdomen by police, and then arrested. An ISIL flag and a document that read either "It will endure." or "Islamic State will endure forever." in Arabic were found in the truck.


The Federal Bureau of Investigation charged 29-year-old Sayfullo Habibullaevich Saipov, who had immigrated to the United States from Uzbekistan in 2010, with destruction of a motor vehicle and providing material support for a terrorist organization. The attack was the deadliest terrorist attack in New York City since the September 11, 2001 attacks.

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