He survived and was taken to hospital but at least eight innocent people were killed and several others were left injured. The inevitable next attack has lingered in the back of every New Yorker's head since 2001, since 1993, even since 1948, when E.B. White, in Here Is New York, wrote movingly about the city's newfound vulnerability. The suspect, Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, is from Uzbekistan and entered the U.S.in 2010 through the State Department's Diversity Visa Program.
The driver eventually came to a stop beneath the TriBeCa Bridge at Chambers Street where he got out of the vehicle and was shot. Sand trucks will be rolled out along the route before the 7 p.m. kickoff time for the parade. More police everywhere- you'll see them in the airports, you'll see them in the tunnels, ' Cuomo said. Governor Andrew Cuomo visited the route as the parade began.
With heavier-than-usual security, the Greenwich Village parade kicked off about a mile away from where, just hours before, a truck was used to run down pedestrians and cyclists on the bike path near the World Trade Center memorial, the New York Post reported. "We're doing what New Yorkers do". "If we change our lives, if we contort ourselves to them, then they win and we lose".
"We are going to go about our business in the city", said Mayor Bill de Blasio.
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