( CNN) Eight people were killed and almost a dozen injured when a 29 -year-old man in a rented station wagon drove down a hectic bicycle route near the World Trade Center Tuesday in Manhattan, New York City.
Argentina’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Twitter that five Argentine citizens were killed: Hernan Mendoza, Diego Angelini, Alejandro Pagnucco, Ariel Erlij and Hernan Ferruchi.
A Belgian national also was a martyr of the attack, is in accordance with Didier Reynders, Belgium’s deputy prime minister and minister for foreign affairs diplomat
Sayfullo Saipov, who was shot by police, is out of surgery, a law enforcement informant told CNN. Officers were able to talk to him before the surgery, different sources said. It is not known if he told them anything.
President Donald Trump tweeted that the incident “looks like another attack by a very sick and deranged person.” In a last-minute tweet, he wrote, “My reviews, condolences and prayers to the victims and families of the New York City terrorist attack. God and your country are with you! ”
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo aimed One World Trade Center to be lighted in red-faced, white and blue in honor of freedom and republic, his office said.
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