Ed Forbes stories the newest on efforts to seek out out extra about New York terror assault suspect Sayfullo Saipov’s ties to New Jersey, together with a residence in Paterson.
The man who allegedly drove a rented Home Depot truck down a Manhattan bike path, killing at least eight people and injuring a few dozen others close to the World Trade Center, was an Uber driver in New Jersey, officers confirmed.
Sayfullo Saipov actively worked for the journey-sharing service for greater than six months, logging greater than 1,400 journeys, based on Uber.
“We are horrified by this senseless act of violence,” an Uber spokesperson stated in a press release. “Our hearts are with the victims and their families. We have reached out to law enforcement to provide our full assistance.”
The 29-year-old Paterson resident handed a background verify to turn out to be a driver for the corporate, however has since been banned from the app, in accordance with Uber.
The firm stated it was “aggressively and quickly” reviewing Saipov’s historical past with Uber, and had not recognized and associated security reviews from his 1,400 drives as of 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Uber confirmed the corporate has been in touch with the FBI, and provided to help within the investigation.
Staff Writer Michael Izzo: 973-428-6636; mizzo@GannettNJ.com
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