The Uzbek Muslim terrorist in Tuesday’s terrorist attack in lower Manhattan bragged to police about the deadly attack from his hospital bed, saying he would have continued mowing down bikers and pedestrians had he not crashed.
Investigators also discovered 10 to 15 pieces of paper with writing in Arabic praising ISIS. One note said “ISIS will endure,” sources say.
Authorities also recovered knives at the scene.
The terrorist is native of Uzbekistan and entered the U.S. via the green card lottery in 2010.
New reports suggest the mosque that the Muslim terrorist attended had been under NYPD surveillance.
The Omar Mosque in Paterson, N.J., located near Saipov’s home, is among multiple Muslim houses of worship in the New York metro area being studied by the NYPD as possible locations for “budding terrorist conspiracies,” NorthJersey.com reported.
An NYPD report from 2006 doesn’t link any criminal activity to the mosque, but says it “is believed to have been the subject of federal investigations.”
In the wake of Tuesday’s deadly truck attack in Lower Manhattan, police and the FBI swarmed areas in New Jersey to which Saipov was believed to have ties. They included the mosque, an apartment building, and other residences and storefronts.
Five friends from Argentina celebrating the 30th anniversary of their high school graduation are among the 8 murdered in the deadly New York terrorist attack on Tuesday.