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Timeline of Manhattan Truck Rampage Suspect's Whereabouts in U.S.

Eight people were killed and nearly a dozen were badly hurt in Tuesday's attack on a lower Manhattan bike path

What to Know

  • Sayfullo Saipov wrote in a note found in his truck that he rammed into people in New York City for ISIS, sources say
  • He's an Uzbek national who lives in Paterson, New Jersey, as a permanent resident; he has a wife and two children
  • He worked as a commercial truck driver and Uber Driver. The popular ride-sharing service said he was banned after Tuesday's attack

Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, the 29-year-old truck driver suspected in the Manhattan bike path rampage that killed eight people and gravely injured others in what authorities have described as the worst terrorist attack in New York City since 9/11, is an immigrant from Uzbekistan who came to the U.S. in 2010. 

Saipov came to America legally through a diversity via lottery program and is believed to have most recently lived in New Jersey, though he has ties to Florida and other states. Details continue to emerge about his activities over the last seven years. Here's a brief timeline of what we know so far:

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March 2010: Moves to the U.S., lives with Cincinnati, Ohio, family for a few weeks. At some point that year he is issued a commercial truck license, originally in New Jersey, then in Florida

April 21, 2011: Traffic violation in Maryland, gives Fort Myers Address

May 20, 2011: Registered agent for Sayf Motors Inc., an auto business in Cincinnati

Dec. 14, 2011: Traffic ticket issued in Iowa lists address in Fort Myers, Florida

Aug. 25, 2012: Traffic charges in Pennsylvania, lists Paterson, New Jersey, address

April 12, 2013: Married in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

Aug. 27, 2013: -- Registered agent for Bright Auto, an auto business in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

Unknown date 2012/2013: Living in Florida, according to Facebook friend

March 26, 2015: Traffic charges in Pennsylvania, lists Paterson, New Jersey, address

Dec. 16, 2015: Charged in Missouri for equipment violation, gives Tampa address

Oct. 20, 2016: Arrested in Missouri on outstanding charge from Dec. 16

Spring 2017: Friend says Saipov was living in Paterson, New Jersey

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