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New York City truck attack: FBI speaking with 2nd Uzbek man

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Law enforcement officials are speaking with a second man in connection with Tuesday’s attack in New York City.

The FBI and NYPD say that Mukhammadzoir Kadirov is a person of interest in the case. The 33-year-old is a native of Uzbekistan.

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The FBI released a poster with scant details as to why they were looking to speak with Kadirov.

A few minutes after the poster was released, FBI official Bill Sweeney said law enforcement officials had found Kadirov.

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The announcement comes a day after another Uzbek native, Sayfullo Saipov, was shot by police after allegedly using a rented moving truck to mow down a group of people on a bike path in New York City.

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The attack left eight people dead and 11 others seriously injured.

Earlier in the day, a U.S. government source told Reuters that Saipov had been in contact with another individual individual who is currently under investigation by the FBI for suspected terrorism-related activities. It was not clear whether or not Kadirov was that person.

A neighbour of Saipov, 23-year-old Carlos Batista, told the Associated Press he saw Saipov and two friends come and go several times in the past three weeks in the same model Home Depot pickup used in the attack.

Saipov was charged Wednesday with terrorism crimes.
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