The police officers who fired on a New York City terror suspect Tuesday evening “lit him up,” according to a fellow law enforcement official.
“He jumped out of the truck with a pellet gun, yelled, ‘Allahu Akbar,’ and the First Precinct lit him up,” a law enforcement official said, The New York Times reported.
Witnesses claim they heard gunfire, and most of them ducked for cover. The suspect, identified as as 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov, is being treated at a nearby hospital, and officials are searching for possible accomplices.
At least eight people were killed near the Hudson River in Lower Manhattan when Saipov drove a Home Depot rental truck onto a bike path and jumped out holding fake firearms, shouting “Allahu Akbar.”
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio held a news conference and confirmed that the incident was a terrorist attack. “Based on information we have at this moment, this was an act of terror,” he said.
Eleven people were injured, and the situation is still under investigation.
(First reported by the Daily Caller) http://dailycaller.com/2017/10/31/hero-cops-lit-up-terror-suspect-in-nyc/ (November 1, 2017)
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