Details Emerge About Manhattan Terrorist: Drove For Uber, Once Owned Two Commercial Trucking Businesses

The Associated Press reports:

The man who police say transformed a New York City bike path into a terror scene was an Uzbekistan native who made 1,400 trips as an Uber driver and formed two commercial truck businesses.  Details of the life of the suspect — who had no known social media accounts — have just begun to emerge in the hours after Tuesday’s attack that killed eight people and injured at least 11.

Officials who were not authorized to discuss the investigation and spoke on the condition of anonymity identified Saipov as the attacker and said he is 29 and originally from Uzbekistan. He came to the U.S. legally in 2010, the officials said, and it is believed that he lived first in Ohio after his arrival.

Records show Saipov was a commercial truck driver who formed a pair of businesses in Ohio. The first business, Sayf Motors Inc., used the address of a family friend near Cincinnati 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.

  • Tread

    I’m really bugged by the sheer convenience of this terror attack.

    • Karl Dubhe

      MIHOP, or LIHOP?

      Plese, let’s not do that again. 🙂

    • Droz

      Well, Trump did beg for someone to do something.

    • John30013

      According to a terrorism expert on the MSNBC shows last night, ISIS published a call for attacks on Halloween two days ago. They’ve also published advice on how to carry out such attacks, which this guy seems to have followed to the letter.

    • Boy Elvis

      While I hate how some people scream “false flag” at every little thing, yes, I know what you mean.

    • Daveed_WOW

      My paranoia-dar is really going off today. What a convenient thing for Trump as his Hate-base.

    • Pluto Animus

      So you’re being… paranoid?

      • Tread

        Yeah, probably. But honestly, considering how far Trump has gone to sell out our democracy, I wouldn’t be terribly surprised if something like this happened.

  • Sam_Handwich

    We now go live to Herman Cain for an update…

  • Gustav2

    I blame Ohio!!!!!!!!!!1111!!!!!!!


    • Tawreos

      This is the first time I ever heard of boredom turning someone into a terrorist, but, now that I think about it, I am surprised that it doesn’t happen more often.

      • Gustav2

        All the people in the suburbs and exurbs are the most dangerous.

      • William

        I had better turn myself in to authorities.

    • jerry

      I hear that learning to drive in OH causes mental illness. Then, placing said driver in Manhattan traffic will cause him/her to go over the edge.

  • Ogre Magi

    His beard looks like untrimmed pubes

    • William

      The neighbors probably thought he was a Hipster douche.

    • KevInPDX

      I know a beard barber at Rooks on SE Division who could do wonders with that beard. Turn him into a proper Portland hipster.

  • Michael R

    I stopped in to look at the AOL comments , Obama this liberals that , they propose no solutions to any problems but are content to blame … anyone .

    • Todd20036

      I’ve seen a few WaPo comments try to blame Obama for this. Really, it’s always the democrat, even if he’s out of office. The party of responsibility never takes responsibility

      • Talisman

        The killer was from Ohio. Chicago is in Ohio. Obama is from Chicago. Hence, it’s Obama’s fault.


        • netman extraordinaire

          Edit: Ohio is in Kenya. Obama is from Kenya.

  • BeaverTales

    This sounds like a botched suicide by cop.

    He had the potential to earn a good living after becoming assimilated in a country that gave him more opportunity than his previous one.. He had paint guns and pellet guns and he was captured quickly after hitting a schoolbus. I suspect mental illness with a large dose of religion. Luckily he was caught alive….we can interview him and learn enough to profile these folks.

    • Paul

      The timing of the whole thing is a bit too convenient for my liking.

      • Karl Dubhe

        There’s no need to see conspiracies in everything…

        Let the religious nutters do that. 🙂

        • Paul

          Nothing surprises me anymore. 😉

          • Regan DuCasse

            I’ve never liked the retort, when a violent person is from another country (especially the terror trouble zones), ” we have home grown terrorists”.
            ALL countries have ‘home grown’ criminals and terrorists!

            The point is not giving them so much ease of travel to harm people in other places.
            Especially those places with much more freedom, and soft targets. Since we know that the tactic is stealth, to live and work, even participate recreationally with the intended target, importing more people or having them all over this country unaccounted for, is insanity.
            Those who suffered the deaths, and injuries won’t give a shit WHERE their attacker is from.
            Just that when something could have been done, and WASN’T is what we should be concerned about.

  • SilasMarner

    Sounds like this guy was a two time loser business wise and decided to take his loser life frustration out on the general population. Allahu Akbar my ass loser. Hope you cross the wrong path of the meanest, baddest dude in prison.

  • Ninja0980

    Lock him up and throw away the key.

  • buckguy

    So far, he mostly seems to have motives for hating bicyclists and bike lanes. He probably has a lot of company.

    • andrew

      Really? That’s your response to his murdering eight people and injuring many more?

  • andrew

    Hopefully the death penalty awaits him.

    • JCF

      Ah yes, let’s create a martyr. He’ll look great on the recruitment posters! /s

      Fuck no. Let’s drop him in the Florence ADX hole, and forget about him.

  • infmom

    Quick, add Uzbekistan to the travel ban.