This undated photo provided by St. Charles County Department of Corrections via KMOV shows the Sayfullo Saipov. A man in a rented pickup truck mowed down pedestrians and cyclists along a busy bike path near the World Trade Center memorial on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, killing several. Officials who were not authorized to discuss the investigation and spoke on the condition of anonymity identified the attacker Saipov. (St. Charles County Department of Corrections/KMOV via AP)
Saipov has two active business licenses in Ohio, one in Symmes Township in suburban Cincinnati. The license for Sayf Motors Inc. was granted in May 2011. A second one, Bright Auto LLC, was granted in 2013 in Stow, according to Ohio Secretary of State records.
The Washington Post reported that Dilnoza Abdusamatova, 24, said Saipov stayed with her family in Cincinnati for his first two weeks in the country because their fathers were friends. She said he moved to Florida, started a trucking company there and got married before he cut off contact with them, the Post reported.
Police shot Saipov after he jumped out of the truck with what turned out to be fake guns in each hand and yelled Allahu Akbar,” or “God is great” in Arabic.