New York City attack suspect used to live in northeast Ohio

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NEW YORK CITY - The man police have in custody for an attack in New York City used to live in northeast Ohio, 10TV has discovered through online records.

A man in a rented pickup truck struck pedestrians and bicyclists along a busy bike path in lower Manhattan Tuesday, killing at least eight and injuring 11 others in what the mayor called "a particularly cowardly act of terror."

The driver, identified as 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov by CBS News, used to live in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio which is just northeast of Akron.

CBS News is reporting he entered the U.S. in 2010 as an immigrant.


Saipov was shot in the abdomen by police and taken into custody after jumping out of the truck with what turned out to be a fake gun in each hand and shouting "Allahu Akbar!" officials said.

His condition was not immediately released.

Records show Saipov was a commercial truck driver who formed a pair of businesses in Ohio after moving to the U.S. Sajpov registered the first business, Sayf Motors Inc., in Cincinnati and used the address of a family friend with whom Saipov had stayed for a couple of weeks after his arrival in the country. The second, Bright Auto LLC, used an address near Cleveland. The suspect lived in Ohio as late as 2015.

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