Security, diversity visa lottery, vetting: The latest on the NYC attack

Nov 1, 2017


Investigators work around the wreckage of a Home Depot pickup truck, a day after it was used in an terror attack, in New York on November 1, 2017.; Credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images


Authorities say Sayfullo Saipov, the man responsible for Tuesday’s deadly truck attack in Manhattan, planned the attack for weeks, and left behind a note in his rental truck declaring his support for the Islamic State.

John Miller, deputy commissioner of the NYPD, said the letter, written in Arabic, stated that ISIS will “endure forever.” Miller said investigators are still working to reconstruct the suspect’s actions over the last few weeks as he prepared for the attack.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo described the incident as a “classic case of a radicalization of a domestic jihadist who associated with ISIS,” telling CBS on Wednesday that “the best evidence we have is that he was a ‘lone wolf.'”

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Reuven Blau, reporter for the New York Daily News who’s been following the story; he tweets @ReuvenBlau

Camila Domonoske, breaking news reporter for NPR in DC who’s been following the story; she tweets @camilareads

Colin P. Clarke, political scientist at the Rand Corporation specializing terrorism and counterterrorism; he tweets @ColinPClarke

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