On Tuesday truck driver Sayfullo H. Saipov killed eight pedestrians and injured at least a dozen people, including two children as he drove his truck down a bike path. As he attempted to flee on foot, officers on the scene shot the suspect in the stomach. He is expected to recover from his injuries. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said the attack appeared to be a "lone wolf" incident with no apparent link to a wider terrorist plot.

More details are emerging about Saipov's past, including a link to the midwest. According to the Omaha World-Herald, Saipov has been cited 4 times in Nebraska for driving-related offenses.

  • In October 2011, Saipov was cited on suspicion of driving longer than 11 hours in a 14-hour period and was fined $50.
  • In December 2011, Saipov was cited on suspicion of driving an overweight truck and was fined $150.
  • In March 2014, Saipov was cited on suspicion of failure to stop and weigh his truck at the eastbound North Platte scale off I-80 near mile marker 181. He paid a fine of $50 that April.
  • Feb. 4 on suspicion of having an overweight truck. He was stopped on westbound Interstate 80 near mile marker 415 in Cass County. The fine was $75, which a Cass County Court record shows he paid in June.

Source: omaha.com


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