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Suspect's Path From Immigrant Trucker to Accused Terrorist

Suspect's Path From Immigrant Trucker to Accused Terrorist”

Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, originally from Uzbekistan, has been living in the US since 2010, law enforcement sources told CNN. Uber said he started driving for the ride-hailing app in New Jersey just over six months ago.

Crime scene investigators collect evidence on November 1 at the scene of the truck attack on a bike path in lower Manhattan.

The New York Times reports that suspected New York City truck terrorist Sayfullo Saipov passed an Uber driver background test in New Jersey. The Lyft background check is tougher than the Uber background check process. 2.

He was arrested in Missouri for not appearing in court on a charge of failure to maintain his truck's brake system, a misdemeanor for which he was given a $129.50 fine, according to records and local officials.

Convictions for different crimes such as reckless driving disqualify drivers automatically. In general, drivers can not have more than three minor moving violations such as speeding tickets in the past three years.

The company didn't respond late Tuesday to questions about Saipov's past citations.

We are horrified by the senseless act of violence", said Uber, "our hearts are with the victims and their families.

Born in Uzbekistan Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov has lived in the USA for seven years, said sources in law enforcement.

This is not the first time a driver for Uber has been tied to a high-profile criminal investigation.

A man in Missouri was charged in 2016 with murder over a spree of killings he allegedly carried out in between his picking up and dropping off Kalamazoo County passengers.



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