Federal Bureau of Investigation launch hunt for second man wanted over NY terror attack

Federal Bureau of Investigation launch hunt for second man wanted over NY terror attack

The organization is seeking a second man, 32-year-old Mukhammadzoir Kadirov, a Uzbek, in connection with the attack.

A second man sought for questioning in regards to the NY terror attack has been found.

The FBI and NYPD say that Mukhammadzoir Kadirov is a person of interest in the case. On Wednesday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation released a poster saying it was looking for Kadirov, only to announce less than 90 minutes later that it had found him.

Although, CBS News has learned from a high ranking law enforcement official that Kadirov is "a friend" of the attack suspect and that Kadirov "may not have a role at all" in the incident.

Saipov allegedly said he began planning the attack approximately two months ago.

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

Kadirov also quoted a passage from the Quran in his statement. It was not clear whether or not Kadirov was that person.

Sayfullo Saipov, a 29-year-old Uzbekistan immigrant who has been living in New Jersey, was charged on Wednesday with committing the attack in the name of the Islamic State militant group.

On Wednesday, federal prosecutors shared that the driver had a long-planned plot, inspired by ISIS propaganda, to kill people celebrating Halloween.

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