NYC Attack

Devastating terror attack unfolds in the streets of New York City 


On Tuesday October 31, a true terror attack happened in the shadows of the world trade center. A terrorist in a rental truck sped for nearly a mile down a popular bike path in lower Manhattan, he killed more than eight people and then he shouted, “Allahu Akbar” (God is good). He has been identified as Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, a 29-year Uzbek national who came to the United States in 2010. Law enforcement found a note near the truck claiming the attack was carried out in the name of ISIS, a senior law enforcement official told CNN. “This was an act of terror… a particularly cowardly act of terror aimed at innocent civilians, aimed at innocent people going about their lives.” Mayor Bill de Blasio declared at an evening press conference.  

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3 people dead after a charter bus crashed in New York.  

Photo credit abc News. Gathered by Maddie Killian 

The maniac, who was carrying a Florida ID, rammed his car into nearly two dozen innocent cyclists and pedestrians as he sped south on the typically serene path along the Hudson River. “The Home Depot truck starting runningpeople over,” said witness Nelson Arroyo, 58. “I heard a boom, a crushing noise from the bikes. People were sitting down crying. I saw two areas of blood.” This is just a nasty and scary turn of events. After the suspect was shot, he had surgery and was charged with murder, destruction of vehicles, carless driving, and many more charges. After the F.B.I found all his social activities, they figured out he planned this for a year, and he followed the instructions ISIS told him.  

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Driver was fired after a fatal bus crush. 

Photo credit The New York Times. Gathered by Maddie Killian. 

The amount of fatalities from the past couple years have gotten out of hand. Matthew Sanchez, a junior at Woodstock says, “the U.S need to learn a better strategy of letting in foreigners and decrease the amount of weaponry.” Sometimes you ask yourself, what kind of creatures are these people? Why would anyone do this kind of stuff? What kind of pleasure does one get from doing this? Maybe it’s time our government starts passing out more laws. Maybe change the gun law, extreme background check from immigrants, and more security around urban population. My friend Preston Stubblefield said, “Take the fire arms away from everyone besides the military.” These are just some suggestions to stopping the increase of deadly attacks. ISIS won’t stop their attacks, we have to somehow come in peace with them. As we all know, fire plus fire makes more fire, so we shouldn’t keep battling with them. This makes me think, where could all of the other terrorists in the United States be? The government needs to put a stop to this before it gets out of control. 

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