CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH (WOIO) –
Eight people are dead and several more are injured after a former Northeast Ohio resident deliberately drove a truck down a bike path Tuesday afternoon in New York City.
The 29-year-old terror suspect has been identified as Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, an Uzbekistan native.
Records indicate Saipov’s past addresses include residences Cuyahoga Falls, New Jersey, and Tampa, Fla.
During a background check, investigators discovered that Saipov was a former commercial truck driver who operated several businesses in Ohio.
The first business, Sayf Motors Inc., used the address of a friend near Cincinnati. The second, Bright Auto LLC, used an address near Cleveland.
He also worked as an Uber driver, making more than 1,400 trips.
Saipov resided recently in New Jersey, where he allegedly rented a Home Depot truck an hour before driving it onto the bike path.
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