Jeffrey Ringel Quoted by the Associated Press: Investigators Scour Past of Man Charged in NYC Terror Attack
November 6, 2017
By: Tom Hays & Jennifer Peltz
From his hospital bed, Sayfullo Saipov proudly told investigators how he had rented a truck and used it to fatally run down cyclists and pedestrians on a New York City bike path, all in the name of the Islamic State.
He assured them he acted alone. U.S. counter-terrorism agents want to make sure.
Since the attack that killed eight people, the New York Police Department and the FBI have been working behind the scenes to study his past, question his family and friends, examine his cellphone and online activity and hunt for any clues that might identify others plotting similar attacks …
Authorities can compare the information to intelligence databases with names and other information U.S. agencies have gathered, said Jeffrey Ringel, a former FBI agent and Joint Terrorism Task force member who now works for The Soufan Group, a private security firm …
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