At least eight people have been killed and 11 others injured after a suspected IS terrorist plowed into the New York crowd in lower Manhattan.
An alleged IS terrorist Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov was from Uzbekistan. He has been living in the U.S. since 2010.
About his involvement with the terrorist group IS, CNN reported, “A senior law enforcement officer told CNN a note, written in English, was found in the truck that said the attack, which unfolded around 3 p.m. on Halloween, was done in the name of ISIS.”
The U.S. President took to the Twitter to denounce the act of terror in the lower Manhattan.
He said in series of tweets, “I have just ordered Homeland Security to step up our already Extreme Vetting Program. Being politically correct is fine, but not for this!”
“In NYC, looks like another attack by a very sick and deranged person. Law enforcement is following this closely. NOT IN THE U.S.A.!”
“We must not allow ISIS to return, or enter, our country after defeating them in the Middle East and elsewhere. Enough!”
“My thoughts, condolences, and prayers to the victims and families of the New York City terrorist attack. God and your country are with you!”
The New York Mayor Bill de Blasio told the press after the horrific incident, “This was an act of terror. And 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.”