Terrorist incident in New York - 8 dead, 12 injured

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Postby Wayne » Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:58 pm

A suspect has been arrested in New York after people were reportedly shot and mown down by the driver of a car.

Multiple reports on social media suggested a man had driven at cyclists, possibly in a cycling lane, before opening fire in the Lower Manhattan area.

Police said they had made one arrest after responding to "reports of shots fired".

They have also urged people to avoids the Chambers Street/West Street area.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-cana ... ws_central
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Postby Fan » Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:01 pm

Not again! :(
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Postby DOSSOME » Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:05 pm

Ugh, I was hoping not to see this type of headlines anytime soon :(
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Postby MusicRecords » Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:10 pm

Wtf I live just a couple of blocks away :o :o no wonder I kept hearing sirens and stuff...I have been debating whether or not to go out for the past hour, crazy!
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Postby Thriller » Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:11 pm

Is it bad that headlines like this don't even make me flinch anymore?
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Postby Serby » Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:27 pm

Thriller wrote:Is it bad that headlines like this don't even make me flinch anymore?
No. It's so common nowadays.
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Postby Bojan » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:05 pm

I have a friend living nearby. He's okay, but still... Will this madness ever end?
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Postby Wayne » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:17 pm

Being treated as terrorism.

6 confirmed dead thus far.

Awful.
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Postby Goldmoney » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:24 pm

West Street is about fifteen blocks from where I live! :o I'm working atm in another bureau half an hour away. I'm petrified, this madness is hitting closer and closer to home. :cry:

RIP to the victims.
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Postby MrDiva » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:35 pm

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Postby KokoCollino » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:39 pm

At least they caught him alive.
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Postby Wayne » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:45 pm

New York’s Mayor has stated that death toll is 8, with a further 12 injured.
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Postby Mainshow » Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:55 pm

RIP :(

It's sad and terrifying to read such stories again :(
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Postby Postgenic » Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:51 pm

This attack had NOTHING to do with Islam. Islam is a religion of peace. Pray for New York City. Manhattan is united together with love, we will fight terrorism. Terrorism has no religion and 99% of muslims condemn this attack. 99% of muslims are peaceful. ISIS has nothing to do with Islam, the west is somewhat responsible since the west created ISIS and the west sells bombs to ISIS. This happens on a daily basis in Syria, America has to get used to terrorist attacks.
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Postby JJeffs » Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:04 am

The worst part is that there is literally no way to stop these random vehicular attacks. Vehicles are everywhere in urban areas and readily available to anyone who really wants one (theft included).

Unless there is pre-planning activity that gets intercepted by the feds, there's nothing anyone can do about it until it happens... and then it's too late.

The location here is purposeful for several reasons, not the least of which is the proximity to the 9/11 site.
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Postby BehindBreakaway » Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:35 am

It's just a really scary time. I have a lot of Muslim friends because I lived in Bradford. It's sad seeing everyone tar them with the same brush. As someone mentioned isis is NOT Islam and vice versa. Whoever has committed this horrific crime is a coward. RIP to all those who lost their lives!
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Postby flopho » Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:44 am

Postgenic wrote:This attack had NOTHING to do with Islam. Islam is a religion of peace. Pray for New York City. Manhattan is united together with love, we will fight terrorism. Terrorism has no religion and 99% of muslims condemn this attack. 99% of muslims are peaceful. ISIS has nothing to do with Islam, the west is somewhat responsible since the west created ISIS and the west sells bombs to ISIS. This happens on a daily basis in Syria, America has to get used to terrorist attacks.
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Postby MrDiva » Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:54 am

flopho wrote:
Postgenic wrote:This attack had NOTHING to do with Islam. Islam is a religion of peace. Pray for New York City. Manhattan is united together with love, we will fight terrorism. Terrorism has no religion and 99% of muslims condemn this attack. 99% of muslims are peaceful. ISIS has nothing to do with Islam, the west is somewhat responsible since the west created ISIS and the west sells bombs to ISIS. This happens on a daily basis in Syria, America has to get used to terrorist attacks.
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Postby BehindBreakaway » Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:17 am

MrDiva wrote:
flopho wrote:
Postgenic wrote:This attack had NOTHING to do with Islam. Islam is a religion of peace. Pray for New York City. Manhattan is united together with love, we will fight terrorism. Terrorism has no religion and 99% of muslims condemn this attack. 99% of muslims are peaceful. ISIS has nothing to do with Islam, the west is somewhat responsible since the west created ISIS and the west sells bombs to ISIS. This happens on a daily basis in Syria, America has to get used to terrorist attacks.
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Postby MusicRecords » Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:20 am

I still can't believe this happened, I'm scared to go out tonight knowing there's gonna be more people than usual outside due to halloween...jeez
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Postby spiritboy » Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:51 am

Sadly these type of attacks will occur frequently, there's absolutely no way to prevent "lone wolves" from attacking.

I read somewhere that around 5600 extremists are back in their countries in Europe and waiting for orders to attack. 900 of them are in Turkey. Horrifying facts.
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Postby BlueScorpion » Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:28 pm

That guy's history...

How is it possible to "get used" to terrorist attacks? :roll: I feel sorry for the injured. May the victims RIP.
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Postby BlueScorpion » Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:29 pm

MusicRecords wrote:I still can't believe this happened, I'm scared to go out tonight knowing there's gonna be more people than usual outside due to halloween...jeez
Stay safe and aware, boo!
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Postby Wayne » Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:49 am

An Uzbek immigrant has been charged by US prosecutors with causing the deaths of at least eight people in New York by mowing them down in a truck.

Sayfullo Saipov, 29, is also accused of providing material support and resources to Islamic State (IS) group.

He was shot and injured by police at the scene of the attack, and received treatment in hospital.

Prosecutors say Mr Saipov spoke freely to them, waiving his right to avoid self-incrimination while in custody.

US President Donald Trump tweeted that he should receive the death penalty. The charges filed against Mr Saipov are federal, which means the government can override New York state's ban on capital punishment.

Source: BBC
Donald Trump also Tweeted for the death penalty - wtf, not presidential at all.
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Postby SalBoy » Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:09 am

At least they got this guy

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