PATERSON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Police believe Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, the man who drive down a bike path in lower Manhattan killing at least eight, has ties to New Jersey.
That’s where he may have rented the truck that he turned into a weapon.READ MORE: COVID Vaccine Pop-Up Sites At Subway, Transit Hubs Target Commuters As FDA Approves Pfizer Vaccine For Children 12-15
Saipov has addresses in Florida and in New Jersey — 168 Genessee St. in Paterson is believed to be where he lived, at least part time with his wife and two young children.
Neighbors did not want to go on camera, but told CBS2’s Meg Baker they’ve seen him over the last three months. They said they saw him driving a white minivan with Florida license plates.READ MORE: 'This Is Not Just Any Usual Recovery': Economist Explains Rash Of Price Hikes, Product Shortages
It’s not clear yet if that’s the same minivan surrounded by police tape in a Home Depot parking lot in Passaic, but it does have Florida plates.
Police were also inside near the rental area. Authorities have been checking traffic cameras leading from bridges and tunnels to identify the route he took to the city.MORE NEWS: After More Than A Year, The Show Must Go On: More Broadway Shows Announce Plans To Resume Performances
Saipov also has another address in Paterson, it’s not clear if he ever lived there, but he did receive mail at that location.