Sayfullo Saipov, 29, identified as suspect in New York City vehicle attack: Sources

The attack fits a pattern of deadly vehicle attacks throughout Europe over the past two years.
1:46 | 10/31/17

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Transcript for Sayfullo Saipov, 29, identified as suspect in New York City vehicle attack: Sources
Exclusive reporting right here tonight on the suspect that new image just emerging and what appears to be a chillingly familiar plot. A vehicle used as a deadly weapon. We know ice is has called upon followers to attack in this way and ABC's chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross on the suspect who rented this pick up truck. From Home Depot. The suspect was identified soon after he fled the vehicle with two pink ball or pellet guns and was stopped by a police officer who confronted him and shot him in the abdomen. He did he did make a statement when he exited the vehicle that statement authorities tell us how who bar. Police have identified the suspect tonight as 29 year old such Phyllis say prof said to be carrying an ID from Tampa Florida. Authorities say he had rented a white pickup truck from Home Depot somewhere outside of New York City. The attack follows a familiar pandered for the last two years prices has urged his followers to attack innocent civilians using vehicles. Oily cable stamina cap for with a knife. Throwing him off of a building or run him over with a cards. There have been almost a dozen such attacks and landmarks like London bridge and at times a celebration. Bastille day in these threats the Christmas market in Berlin and now Halloween night in New York City. And Brian Ross with us tonight and brining up the suspect is now in police custody at the hospital and you're learning more tonight about where this suspect is from. That's right David authorities tell ABC news he came to the US seven years ago from Uzbekistan. Under what's called the diversity visa program which offers a lottery for people from countries with few immigrants to America. We're told that in addition to its address in Tampa Florida. He also lived in Ohio and most recently just across the river in Patterson New Jersey David right across the river in New Jersey Brian thanks to you and your team tonight.

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