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New York, New York / Truck Terrorism Attack #1117562

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 01, 2017
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(Lower Manhattan: David Muir) The terrorism attack yesterday in New York City by a man driving a pickup truck introduced; scenes shown from Lower Manhattan.

(Lower Manhattan: Gio Benitez) The mile-long attack by Sayfullo Saipov† reviewed; scenes shown of the school bus, the wreckage on the path, the wounded; details given about his planning the attack & the timeline of events with the rented truck, the shooting of the suspect. [WITNESS - describeS what happened.] [OFFICIAL - says police officer Brian Nash fired.] Photos of victims Darren Drake, Nicholas Cleves, five Argentineans & a Belgian woman shown. [Father Jimmy DRAKE†- says he is hurt.] His targeting of the Brooklyn Bridge discussed

(Lower Manhattan: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Studio: Brian Ross) The terrorist's background & his confession in the hospital examined; scenes shown from Saipov's home in Paterson, New Jersey; details given about how he came to the US in 2010 via the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program†, & his radicalization online. [NYPD deputy commissioner of intelligence John MILLER†- says he followed the ISIS instructions.] [ABC News Matthew OLSEN†- cites the threat from radicalized individuals.] [President TRUMP - says he was the point of contract for 23 people.]

(Lower Manhattan: David Muir) A look at the crime scene with NYPD commissioner James O'Neill presented; scenes shown of vehicles, the bike path he drove on. [O'NEILL - comments on concerns, the problem of protecting against vehicle attacks, whether he was on the radar, dealing with fighting terrorism, a look at his connections.]

(Lower Manhattan: David Muir) Report introduced.

(White House: Jonathan Karl) The reaction of the president to the attack featured; his tweets on vetting & political correctness & Senator Chuck Schumer's visa program. [TRUMP - says we need greater punishment for these animals; comments on the diversity lottery program.] [White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee SANDERS - says he is not blaming Schumer.] The Diversity Immigrant Visa Program† explained. The issue of Trump's idea of sending the attacker to Guantanamo Bay discussed.

Muir, David;
Benitez, Gio;
Ross, Brian;
Karl, Jonathan

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