Polish president sends condolences after NYC attack
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Poland's president has sent his condolences to New Yorkers who are reeling after a truck crashed into a crowd on a cycle path in Manhattan, killing eight people and injuring 12.
The scene of the New York terror attack. Photo: EPA/JUSTIN LANE.
The incident is being treated as a terrorist attack.
“My thoughts and prayers are with our Friends in NYC. We stand united against terror,” Polish President Andrzej Duda said on Twitter.
Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski wrote on Twitter: “We send our condolences and share in the pain of the families of victims of the terror attack in New York”.
Eight people were killed in the attack. Two of them were US citizens.
The alleged attacker, a 29-year-old Uzbek man identified as Sayfullo Saipov, has been hospitalised after being shot following the attack, according to John Miller, a New York police official.
Saipov allegedly left a note in the truck in which he said the Islamic State "would endure forever”, Miller said.
Saipov reportedly planned the attack over the past few weeks, and knives were found in the rented truck used in the attack, according to Miller.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo told private broadcaster CNN that Saipov became radicalised after arriving in the US in 2010. (vb/di/pk)