NYC attack suspect was an Uber driver
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The man who allegedly killed eight people when he drove a truck onto a bike path on Manhattan's Lower West Side had been working as an Uber driver for six months. 

Uber said Sayfullo Saipov had passed the company's background checks and had made over 1,400 trips during his work with the service.


Uber reportedly banned Saipov from the company immediately after the attack and said it was in contact with the FBI. 

“We are horrified by this senseless act of violence. Our hearts are with the victims and their families. We have reached out to law enforcement to provide our full assistance," Uber said in a statement.

The revelation comes less than a day after Saipov allegedly injured numerous people and left eight people dead after he drove onto a bike path. 

President TrumpDonald John TrumpMost Americans break with Trump on Ukraine, but just 45 percent think he should be removed: poll Judge orders Democrats to give notice if they request Trump's NY tax returns Trump's doctor issues letter addressing 'speculation' about visit to Walter Reed MORE has since called for extreme vetting in the wake of the attack, claiming that the alleged attacker entered the country through a "Diversity Visa Lottery Program."