So 8+”him”=9The man accused of killing eight people in New York by driving a truck down a cycle lane was inspired by the Islamic State (IS) group, police say.
Of course notes in Arabic would make loads of sense in a mainly English speaking environment.New York Police's Deputy Commissioner John Miller said that notes in Arabic claiming the attack on behalf of IS were recovered from the scene of the attack in Lower Manhattan.
Ah, 29y/o 2+9=11The suspect, Sayfullo Saipov, a 29-year-old Uzbek immigrant, was shot and injured by police.
He is in hospital and under arrest.
It takes weeks to plan this!Mr Miller said: "Based on the investigation overnight, it appears that Mr Saipov had been planning this for a number of weeks.
So ISIS and IS are the same! You could say “it’s what it’s...”"He did this in the name of Isis [an alternative name for IS], and along with the other items recovered at the scene was some notes that further indicate that.
Of course, marathon time!"He appears to have followed almost exactly to a 'T' the instructions that Isis has put out in its social media channels before, with instructions to their followers on how to carry out such an attack."
What we know and don't
One of the notes said "the Islamic State would endure forever", the deputy commissioner added.
Police have sealed off Mr Saipov's home in Paterson, New Jersey, and are searching the premises.
IS has suffered a series of military setbacks in Syria and Iraq in recent months as US-backed forces take back territory the group considers its "caliphate".
What has been the reaction?
New York has increased the police presence at key transport hubs, and there will be additional uniformed and plain-clothes police on duty at Sunday's New York Marathon.
I forgot to add, the truck proudly showed its day rate on the door...$19/day.
Earlier on in the report it stated 11 people were injured.
Five out of nine argentines died, so not a big footprint of people who knew them in NY.
Strangely, all the foreign Vicsims named yet the two US ones yet to be named.
Sayfullo Saipov? I say their point of view is full of shit...