FBI no longer looking for Uzbek man in poster

Posted at 5:36 PM, Nov 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-01 18:48:06-04

NEW YORK (AP) — The FBI says it’s no longer looking for a second man in connection with a deadly truck attack on a bike path near the World Trade Center.

The bureau on Wednesday issued a poster seeking the public’s help with information about the man. But at a news conference later FBI Assistant Director in Charge Bill Sweeney said, “We’ve found him, and we’ll leave it at that.”

He didn’t elaborate on why authorities were seeking the man, who was born in Uzbekistan.

Attack suspect Sayfullo Saipov also is from Uzbekistan. He’s charged with providing material support to a terrorist group and violence and destruction of motor vehicles. Authorities say he drove the truck down the path intentionally, killing eight people, before police shot him.

He appeared in court in a wheelchair and was ordered detained. He didn’t enter a plea. His lawyers didn’t seek bail.