A Brooklyn neighborhood is in shock as a man drove a U-haul rental truck onto a busy sidewalk, injuring eight, two of which are in critical condition. Wend Sor, a Malaysian male in his 60s, has been arrested and is in NYPD custody awaiting charges.
Sor created chaos when he drove down the sidewalk in Brooklyn
The chaos began at around 10:30 a.m. when Sor ran over a delivery worker on an e-bike. The rider was left bloodied and unconscious after he was dragged a short distance by the truck.
Sor continued down the street, clipping a scooter and causing others to jump out of the way as he drove over the sidewalk. NYPD cruisers chased the truck, ultimately blocking it at the intersection of Hamilton Avenue and Columbia Street in Red Hook near the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.
According to police press releases, Sor was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and is a U.S. citizen. Sor’s son, Stephen, told police investigators that his father had been living in Las Vegas and had been on physiatric medications that he was prone to not use.
Police also said he’s been in New York for at least 10 years and has no criminal record in New York City. CBS NewYork news sources said the suspect rented the truck in Daytona Beach, Florida on January 23. He may have been living in the truck when he visited his son a week ago.
Odd coincidence rampage happened the same day as the Halloween Massacre death sentence deliberations
In an odd and quite possibly unrelated coincidence, the rampage took place as a jury begins death sentence deliberations for Sayfullo Saipov. He is an Uzbek native that drove a rental pickup down a Manhattan bike path in an ISIS-inspired terror attack that killed eight people.
He was convicted Thursday by a federal court jury of murder, attempted murder in order to gain entry to ISIS, and providing material support to ISIS. This makes him eligible for the death penalty.
The truck attack happened on Halloween 2017 and was the deadliest terror attack in New York since Sept. 11, 2001.
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