NYPD Officer Ryan Nash Identified As Hero Who Took Down Manhattan Terrorist

Officer Ryan Nash was identified as the hero who took down the Manhattan terrorist on Tuesday.

New York City - The hero officer who shot terrorist Sayfullo Saipov on Tuesday has been identified as NYPD Officer Ryan Nash, according to New York Daily News.

Officer Nash, 28, is an officer in Lower Manhattan’s 1st Precinct.

The officer then responded to the attack scene, and shot the terrorist in the stomach.

“I want commend the response of our NYPD officer that was on post near the location who stopped the carnage moments after it began,” NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill said at a press conference.

On Tuesday, at around 3:15 PM, Sayfullo Saipov committed a terrorist attack in Manhattan which left 8 people dead and at least 14 injured.

Sayfullo Saipov, 29, is a native of Uzbekistan and a resident of Tampa, but is believed to also have a residence in New Jersey. Court records show that he was stopped in 2012 and 2015, and gave police a Paterson, New Jersey address.

On Tuesday, the terrorist rented a Home Depot truck in New Jersey which was used for the attack, according to Shimon Prokupecz with CNN.

Saipov used the truck to jump a curb along West Side highway, and mowed down bicyclists and pedestrians, according to NY Daily News.

After running down the pedestrians, he rammed other vehicles, and a school bus.

Saipov then jumped out of the car and shouted "Allahu Akbar" while wielding two imitation firearms.

NYPD arrived and shot Saipov down. The terrorist survived his injuries, and is being treated at a hospital.

Six victims died on scene, and two more died after being transported to the hospital. One of the murdered victims was a Belgian citizen.

Saipov immigrated from Uzbekistan in 2010, and NY Daily News reports that investigators believe he entered the country illegally. Other reports contradict this, and claim that he was a green card holder, but it's unclear what their sources are.

WNBC is reporting that a note was found in the truck saying that the attack was committed for ISIS.

Mary Murphy with PIX11 reports that the terrorist had a girlfriend and three children in Paterson, NJ.

Great idea lets tell isis who the cop is so they can now google him and track his family down. Stupid idea releasing his name and picture to public. There is a reason why seal team 6 and delta identity are secret. Isis will hunt them down.

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The cities all do that and I will never understand why. Officers have had protesters in their yards and then others are called to protect them. So horribly stupid. Now his family is also in jeopardy, wife, kids taken, etc. It's come to the point where officers purchasing a home can't be on title because they'll be "found". God protect him and his family. The media seems to demand this info and put these officers and families in jeopardy. Lets release the addresses of media so people can visit them. Saipov is the father of 3 kids with his "girlfriend". Better check to see if they're taking welfare/food stamps and housing.

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I agree with Bronx and Just-My-Thoughts.

We need to train all our officers to shoot Terrorists 3 times in the groin as standard policy. This will help deter further terrorists.

My old fellow brother cop did great job. Wish he was armed with 45 auto instead of bs 9mm this job continues to make cops carry. And Trump should dump this pos savage in Guantanomo bay as enemy combatant tried and hanged for crimes against America. Make this pos face west and fed bq ribs every day till he is hanged.

So glad that he survived! The fact that he had fake guns implied he wanted to become a martyr for isis. This way he is denied his "70" virgins, and gets to face the consequences of his actions... he should have to listen to God bless America every morning and Star Spangled Banner every evening. Maybe listen to Billy Grahm every few hours...

I keep asking you officers not to risk your lives. Shoot the chest area and shoot until they are down or hambuger! All in all, I am glad he is OK and to the city so wants you to know they employ hero's, we already know! Stop plastering their faces and making them targets!!

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