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video of the suspect. identified as 29-year-old sayfullo saipov of tampa, florida. this is he after exiting the truck wielding what police think is a pellet gun, officials say when he exited the vehicle he yelled allah akbar and fired the pellet gun perhaps and police opened fire and he is now at bellevue hospital. the anti-terrorism task for was on the case in a short period of time. authorities in new york, yes are calling this an act of terrorism. a number of schools were placed on lock down in the immediate aftermath of the attack. again eight people are confirmed dead. remember nice, remember london, berlin and barcelona this the latest incident of vehicular terrorism this in lower han hat. lets go to sharrie williams.
what do you have? >> this terroristic attack is about a lone wolf trying to commit the ata acs of terror and harm and death. law enforcement know they are using a vehicle used for terror lets talk about the person that police have in custody. 29-year-old sayfullo saipov. 29 years old the video here captured from the witness that saw him in the streets today brandishing what looked to be two weapons. police later identifying the weapons to be a pellet gun and paint ball type of gun as well. they will try to look more into his background. who is he? who does he know? and who he is talking to as of late. and could there be more coming? they have to keep that on the radar. but there is no indication that there is a wider threat at this point. the images out at the scene horrific.
the bicycles along this bike path stretched out there mangle add long the street of first responders, ran and rushed to the scene. eight people confirmed dead and 11 people transferred from the scene there. and streets are blocked off as this massive investigation is underway. as you imagine people are trying to gather themselves and redon't what they saw and haired. one man describe seeing the alleged terrorist roaming the streets. >> he was screaming in the street and looked frustrated and panicked and confused people ran my way yelling he has a gun, he has a gun. >> it was halloween but an eerie scream. but one female i saw near the body she must have seen it actually happen. because she kept screaming. it was -- >> so what to expect from here?
we heard from of course the police commissioner and governor and also the mayor of new york city talking about their plan going forward additional officers will be deployed across the streets of new york tonight. also deployed additional officers to the airport and to the tunnels. all airports and tunnels those places are on high alert to be vigilant for possible activity but again police do not believe there is more activity at this point planned, they are of course calling this a deliberate act of terror and they are investigating further into the person in custody believed to be behind all of this. but the leaders of new york city and that state making it clear tonight jim, they have been here tonight new yorkers know how this can go and they are resilient and move forward and not allow terror to take them out. >> sharrie williams, thank you. of course world news tonight with david muir is following these breaking developments from
new york city. and we watch for the latest next at 6:30, right after "action news." and of course, we'll have continuous updates throughout the night at 6abc.com. you'll find breaking developments plus video of the suspected terrorist. here is the latest on the 68-year-old man stabbed and left for dead in allentown. a delivery person found the person lying on the floor of his house on the 300 block of north bradford street this morning. the man was rushed into surgery and is alive. lehigh valley correspondent walter perez, is live at the scene of the crime. what happened here and what is the latest from there? >> reporter: well jim, a short time ago we learned that the victim is scheduled for more surgery in the morning and at this point it seems the attacker nearly killed his victim just to steal his gold necklace. >> the delivery driver was dropping off the package of the
home at 9:30 this morning. the front door was open and he looked inside and saw him on the floor and bleeding profusely. he was stabbed just minutes earlier and the manueled for help and julio rodriguez came over and called 911 and held his hand until paramedics arrived. >> she said i asked him who did it and he answered saying some young guy rang my door bell and asked for a cigarette and pulled out a knife and stabbed him repeatedly and grabbed the gold chain from around his neck and ran away. he is now listed in stable condition. >> mrs. rodriguez says he is a laid back person. >> i saw him all the time. checking the mail and walking. he is a nice guy.
>> i see him we go back and forth from the mailbox and stuff. we say hi to him or outside in the summertime we say hi, he was nice and quiet. >> so once again he is scheduled for more surgery in the morning but the prognosis we are told is good. anyone with information is asked to call police. walter perez, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. a robber targeted a santander bank this morning on state street next to wilmington estates at 10:00. police believe that the suspect may be behind other robberies in the region and a gray shirt covered the robber's right hand but acted like he had a weapon. the suspect ran off with an undetermined amount of cash. philadelphia police are trying to track down two suspects after they used a minivan as a weapon. it happened and the suspects are still out there.
sara bloomquist has that story. >> reporter: this is the new surveillance video that police released today of this attack at 56th on october 24th. shortly after 4:30, the 25-year-old male victim we highlighted in the victim was standing on the street when the minivan pulled up and it was driven by a woman with a female passenger up front and a man in the back. >> there seems to be a conversation, something the affect of i didn't know you lived in this neighborhood. >> they asked if they knew the victim and got out to fight the victim that is when the police say that the female driver hit the gas peddle. the car moves forward and striking the victim and knocking hip to the ground causing him to fall under need the front tire and runs him over and the car reverses back over top of the body. >> the victim was left in agony
with critical injuries as the three men walked away and this was the crime scene in the aftermath that day. >> saw the cops walking around like they were looking for evidence. >> police want to talk to the two men walking down the street and the man that got out of the minivan as they work to identify the driver of the vehicle. the victim is transgender and they are not ruling that out as eye possible motive. >> we want the public to be aware of what is happening here and letting the transgender community know what is going on here. >> the victim knowing the att k attacker he was from a different part of the city visiting friends. contact police if you can direct them to the person behind the wheel. wilmington police are on patrol in search of a suspicious man caught on a surveillance tape peering into a first floor
apartment. a woman spotted the man twice, once last week and once last night in the area of 28th and washington street. a mother of two teenage girls was experimenting with the new security cameras when he spotted the man at the back bedroom window and by the time police arrived he was gone and neighbors told her a man matching the video peered in their window two weeks ago. coming up on "action news" tonight. we continue to follow breaking news from new york city. eight people have been killed in what authority are calling a terrorist act. new details of the truck attack coming up. a clear and cool halloween temperatures in the 50s and with the low dew point we are dropping quickly overnight and the winds diminishing and a touch of frost ain big warm-up in the accuweather forecast. philadelphia eagles make a big trade before the deadline, ducis rogers has the story when "action news" continues tonight.
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we are back live in lower manhattan where night is now falling after a terrorist attack that killed eight people and injured at least 11 others. a 29-year-old man sayfullo saipov of tampa, florida. a man identified as a middle eastern by new york city police. a man that yelled allah akbar as he left the vehicle and then fired perhaps a pellet gun into the air is now at bellevue hospital having been shot by police at the scene. but not before he mowed down at least eight people fatally along
a bike lane. where there were no other vehicles just pedestrians and bicyclists just about two blocks from the world trade center on this halloween night. yes, there were children in the area as well. new york city once again dealing with an act of terrorism. eight people dead tonight. new jersey state police officially have a new leader at this hour. patrick callahan was sworn in as superintendant replacing colonel rick fuentes retiring. most recently served at superintendant of operations and led the recovery bureau after super storm sandy. pennsylvania governor, tom wolf, made a stop in northern liberties in philadelphia. and met with employees and apprentices from the urban technology project.
it promotes an it career pipeline and the philadelphia works and philadelphia school district. students young and old across the delaware valley are celebrating halloween, the delaware college of art and design in wilmington host aid parade and costume competition for the grown up crowd and showed off their creations among the costumes, from super mario brothers and an avatar. and these pint sized superheroes and princesses celebrating halloween. widener university child development center hosted a fall festival and the preschoolers dressed up and enjoyed special halloween crafts and games. joseph, i'm steve. how are you?
nice to meet you sir. nice to meet you. how's it going man? the yankees? come on. [ laughing ] look at the smiles and the hard work that the people here are doing. it's like making mini sandwiches. they're no different than anyone else. they just want a job. they want respect and they want dignity. this is a nice place. yeah. he plays basketball with lauren. steve called, fairly frantic. you know, he had a premature baby and i think he had just been given the diagnosis that she had down syndrome. lauren brought out the best in me.
she made me a different person. deep down in his heart he feels for people who are disadvantaged. lauren's a light in everybody eye. she's the spark that has started the fire. the goal is to keep places like this open so all people, regardless of disability, have an opportunity for employment. see, i love you. i love you guys too. you know that. yeah. we are again live in new york waiting to learn more about sayfullo saipov. he is the driver of that white truck, a rented truck from home
depot. that mowed down a number of people killing eight of them at least. injuring at least 11 more. he is currently at bellevue hospital. this is cell phone video, i think this is the video taken by a student at stiveson high school a school near the scene. and you see sayfullo saipov pellet gun in hand. after he ran down his victim but before felled and shot by new york city police. he is now in the hospital. let us move on. eagles making a major trade today to sure up their running attack. >> we did not see this one coming we thought an offensive line men but a running back. they sit at 7-1 and still trying to improve. they are serious about making a run toward the super bowl. they acquired jay ajayi, for a
fourth round draft pick. he made the pro bowl after 1200 rushing yards and three games where he ran over 200 yards last year. and the two teams dolphins and eagles held joint practices. >> we saw the player and had the player here in philadelphia on our field. and he is one of those guys when we came back after the practices, we said that is our kind of guy, the mentality we are looking for and brings the press enand plays the kind of way we play and represent our football team and fans with. we had done work on him. that is the benefits of having these practices, these scrimmages. and when the opportunity came out we had done our homework. >> jordan hicks was finally placed on injury resource he received a season ending achilles injury over the win over washington. and the sixers picked up the contract options for ben simmons
and sarge. and that the sixers will not pick up jahlil okafor's option a free agent at the end of the season and only appeared in one of the six games this season and was the third overall pick in the nba draft. and the flyers were at practice after dropping a game in overtime to lowly arizona. the flyers fell behind before mounting a futile come back. >> on one hand you have to address how you got to that point. and make sure that you fix it and don't get frustrated by it. but the flip side of it is, it's nice to know you have the strength and resiliency to stay with things and get them going. >> it's nice to know we can battle back you we need better starts. nolan patrick is on injury
reserved with an upper body injury. and will not accompany the team on the road trip. temple gets national attention, thursday night they host navy on espn. and they came on a run heavy loss to army. and navy is a similar team. >> things we didn't do well at army is what navy excels at. and the next couple of days to get their pass routes all the things they do that are unique from army ironed out. >> coach colins will join us for temple play book and we look forward to next week saturday during the 9:30 after hour of "action news." getting back to the jay ajayi trade. he should be on the practice field tomorrow after the physical. ducis rogers and cecily tynan with the accuweather forecast.
cecily tynan with the accuweather forecast. a cool dry halloween lets go live on sky 6 hd a great looking shot of the center city skyline and the sunset at 6:00 and getting dark out there now. not a cloud in the sky and earlier today we have some clouds and keith postd this great photo from doylestown looking at a pumpkin looking at the clouds breaking and there could be frost on pumpkins tomorrow morning. the accuweather highlight shows you a sweet treat for halloween.
the wind is diminishing and the clouds are rolling in tomorrow and that is with a warm front mild air for the end of the week and a threat of showers. tonight is just clear and cool. 56 degrees in philadelphia down from the high of 60, 2 degrees below normal and reading 48 and atlantic city airport 55 degrees. satellite 6 along with action radar showing we have no clouds overhead to trap in the heat of the earth that means tonight temperatures dropping very quickly and the winds will be diminishing. your halloween forecast for trick or treaters at 7:00 down to 52. and 9:00 they should be back at home at 9:00. 48 degrees with clear skies, we have clouds rolling in later on tonight. so this evening clear and chilly and 52 in the suburbs and 42 for center city. and setting the stage for frost. frost advisory for most of south jersey and lehigh and berks
county from midnight to tomorrow morning. with the potential to frost. 6:00 tomorrow morning good amounts of sunshine east of philadelphia and filtered sunshine to the west. the high, thin clouds as we head through the day and a warm front gets closer and the clouds thicken and could have a few showers up along the northwest and poconos and lehigh valley. and stay in the 50s, 58 degrees and once the front lifts to the northern on thursday we get the wind from the southwest and that pulls up warm air for november standards. 72 degrees and even warmer on friday and that cold front friday night will bring us a chance for showers and drop temperatures back down to more seasonable levels for the weekend. so the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast tomorrow the clouds continue to thicken through the day, the best chance of seeing sun is early if the day. late in the afternoon a few showers likely far northern and west counties. and the afternoon high a cool 58 degrees and thursday you won't need the jackets thursday
afternoon for the temple game and sunshine mixing with clouds and high of 72 degrees and friday is when it really warms up ahead of the cold front winds from the southwest 75 degrees and that front could bring us a spotty shower friday night behind that system, it's much cooler on saturday. 60 degrees and mostly cloudy and should be a dry day now and don't forget to fall back and turn the clocks back one hour saturday night as we end daylight savings time. sunday for the eagles game lots of clouds and areas of light rain. not going to be as wet as last sunday for the game. 61 degrees and bump it up to 70 on monday. tuesday a morning shower with temperatures of 62 degrees, we have several days in the 70s the next week. >> thank you. of course our big story tonight as we go back live to new york city. the terrorist attack avy lick lara tack that killed eight people late this afternoon and
injured 11 others and those 11 injuries we are told are not life-threatening. eight deaths how today. sayfullo saipov, who came to this country to tampa, florida, in 2010. is now in the hospital, police say he drove that truck right there a rented home depot truck and mowed down at least 19 people as new york city again traumatized by a terror attack. on this halloween night. abc world news tonight with david muir is next on channel 6. you'll get a lot more on this story. "action news" continues at 10:00 on phl 17. then join us for "action news" at 11:00 here on channel 6. for the entire "action news" team i'm jim gardner, we hope you'll join us at 11:00.
tonight, breaking news here in new york city. the deadly truck rampage. authorities investigating an act of terror. at least eight dead, more than a dozen hurt. the death toll growing as we come on the air. authorities say a pickup truck makes a, quote, purpose full turn onto a bike path on the west side highway. the crime scene stretching several blocks. ending not far from one world trade. tonight here, the video of the suspect. reportedly shot by police. seen outside the truck. and this evening, we've learned that truck was a home depot rental. new york city police on high alert tonight, with millions out for halloween. and this was one of their worst fears. that someone could use a vehicle as a weapon. and at this hour, we'