By Shelby Brooks
On Tuesday, October 31st, 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov plowed his rented Home Depot truck into civilians on a bike path, leaving eight people dead and eleven injured. According to witnesses, Saipov hit unsuspecting bicyclists and pedestrians while onlookers screamed and ran. The truck then veered towards Chamber Street, where it crashed into a school bus that was blocking its way. Two of the children and two adults inside of the bus were among the eleven injured.
Saipov declared his allegiance to the Islamic State in a note he left in his truck. He also had reportedly screamed,” Allah Akbar!” while mowing down the innocent people. Police had shot Saipov once, and he is currently in police custody. This is officially being considered a terrorist attack (Washington Post).