Washington,By By S.A. Miller & Victor Morton,November 01,2017:-President Trump ordered Tuesday increased extreme vetting of foreign visors to the U.S. in response to the deadly terror attack in New York City.
“I have just ordered Homeland Security to step up our already Extreme Vetting Program. Being politically correct is fine, but not for this!” Mr. Trump wrote on Twitter.
Mr. Trump did not elaborate on what exactly he had ordered done. Several of his earlier efforts to tighten limits on immigrants and refugees, especially from majority-Muslim nations, have been blocked by U.S. courts.
At least eight people died Tuesday in lower Manhattan after a truck driver careened his vehicle into pedestrians and then yelled “Allahu akbar” in an attack that is being investigated as Islamist terrorism.
The attacker, a 29-year-old man whom authorities did not public name but was identified as Sayfullo Saipov, drove a white Home Depot rental truck in the wrong direction down a bicycle path near Stuyvesant High School along Manhattan’s West Street and Chambers Street.
After driving 14 blocks and crashing into a school bus just after 3 p.m., the driver exited the car displaying two firearms — a paintball gun and a pellet gun. He was shot in the abdomen by police officers and taken into custody, said James P. O’Neill, commissioner of the New York Police Department.He was hospitalized Tuesday evening and expected to live.“This was an act of terror, a particularly cowardly act of terror, aimed at innocent civilians, aimed at people going about their lives who had no idea what was about to hit them,” New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said at an evening news conference. Besides the eight deaths, at least 11 people were badly injured, he said.
The order came after a man drove a rented pickup truck into pedestrians and bicyclists in lower Manhattan, killing at least eight people, according to police.
Police apprehended the suspect, a 29-year-old male whom was identified as Sayfullo Saipov, an Uzbek national who entered the U.S. in 2010
The suspect in the New York terrorism attack has been identified as Sayfullo Saipov, according to multiple news outlets.
ABC News first reported that Saipov is a 29-year-old male from Tampa, Florida, and other news outlets reported that he also lived in Paterson, New Jersey.
CBS News first reported the Muslim middle name “Habibullaevic” and that he was from Uzbekistan, a mostly Muslim former Soviet republic in Central Asia. The photo CBS released of him showed a full Muslim-style beard.
Fox News reported that Saipov arrived in the U.S. as a legal immigrant in 2010.
The New York Post reported that Saipov was an Uber driver and interviewed a fellow Uzbek who described him as “very friendly.”
“He is like little brother… he look at me like big brother,” Kobiljon Matkarov, 37, told the Post by phone Tuesday from his home in Miamisburg, Ohio.