New York terror suspect Sayfullo Saipov was a driver for Uber, the corporate confirms. He has been accused of driving a truck right into a crowd close to the World Trade Center in Manhattan on Tuesday, reportedly killing at the very least eight and injuring 11 extra.
“We are horrified by this senseless act of violence. Our hearts are with the victims and their families. We have reached out to law enforcement to provide our full assistance,” stated an Uber spokesperson.
Uber stated that Saipov has been a driver in New Jersey for the previous six months. He’s taken over 1400 journeys.
29-year-previous Saipov beforehand handed background checks and was not concerned with different recognized security incidents. Uber is now in touch with FBI concerning the incident and has banned the suspect from the Uber app.
This isn’t the primary time an Uber driver has been accused of homicide. Last yr, a Michigan Uber driver allegedly murdered six people and even picked up passengers between shootings.
The newest incident might name into query Uber’s background checks. The firm says it checks for criminal records and traffic violations.
Passengers may also fee drivers on a 5-level scale, which is meant to assist the corporate determine problematic drivers.