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On Tuesday afternoon, a man drove a rented Home Depot truck into a bike and pedestrian path on the west side of Manhattan, killing eight people and injuring eleven others. The attack occurred just blocks from the World Trade Center and is the deadliest act of terrorism in the city since the events on September 11th.

After the truck collided with a school bus, the driver emerged carrying a pellet gun and a paintball gun–presumably to encourage fire from the police. The driver was shot in the abdomen by an NYPD officer, then taken into custody and to a hospital for surgery. Witnesses say that the man yelled ‘Allahu Akbar’ (Arabic for ‘God is Greater’) before he was shot.

The suspect has been identified as 29-year-old Uzbekistan native Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, who entered the United States with a green card in 2010. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says Saipov was ‘domestically radicalized’ and that at this stage in the investigation, he does not appear to be part of an ongoing plot. Several social media accounts with ISIS-related content have been linked to Saipov and authorities believe that is how he learned about ‘radical Islamic tactics.’

Saipov is still alive and reportedly being ‘somewhat cooperative’ in the ongoing FBI and NYPD investigations. Police are hoping to take advantage of the rare occasion that authorities have access to the perpetrator of a terrorist attack after the event to see into the ‘lone wolf’ terrorist mindset. He was apparently plotting this attack for weeks ‘in the name of ISIS,’ according to a note found by police at the scene.

The victims of the attack were from the United States, Germany, Argentina and Belgium. Six people died immediately and another two died later from injuries.  Mayor Bill de Blasio said that the foreign visitors will be ‘considered … and remembered as New Yorkers.’ Three of the injured remain in critical condition.

In classic New York fashion, the rest of the city is showing its resilience by carrying on like business as usual. In the words of Governor Cuomo, ‘Success for [the terrorists] was not killing eight people. Success was the attempt to instill terror. And they failed. They have a 100 per cent failure rate … You didn’t instill terror; you made New York stronger at the end of the day.’

New Yorkers were clear that they would not turn this attack into a reason to further discriminate against Muslims or immigrants either, regardless of what the president tweeted out. Uzbekistan is not one of the countries listed on Donald Trump’s travel ban, though he responded quickly with calls to make ‘vetting’ more ‘extreme’ and end the visa program on which Saipov entered and stayed in the United States.

The divisive rhetoric was not welcome with authorities (including the governor and the mayor) and citizens alike speaking out against it.

And if you were wondering about New York City’s annual Halloween parade last night, it went off without a hitch. You can’t keep NYC down.