FBI locates second Uzbek man wanted in NYC truck attack investigation

Mukhammadzoir Kadirov, who the FBI is seeking in relation to the Tuesday's deadly attack in the Tribeca neighborhood of New York City, New York, U.S. is shown in this image released on November 1, 2017. Courtesy FBI New York/Handout via REUTERS

WASHINGTON: A second Uzbek man wanted for questioning in the investigation of Tuesday’s fatal truck attack in New York City has been located, an official of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) said on Wednesday, though no details were provided on where the man was found or why he was wanted.

The FBI on Wednesday issued a wanted poster on Mukhammadzoir Kadirov, a 32-year-old native of Uzbekistan.

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

U.S. law enforcement officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, separately on Wednesday said Saipov had been in contact with Kadirov and one other person.

The officials, who asked not to be identified because the investigation is ongoing, did not provide further details.

Kadirov was located after the wanted poster went out, William Sweeney, assistant director-in-charge of the New York FBI office, told a news conference. He declined to disclose any details.

”Earlier as we came in this evening, we were seeking information about an individual,“ Sweeney said. ”Many of you in this room received that alert.

“We are no longer seeking that individual,” he said.

The New York FBI office on Twitter said it was still seeking any information the public might have on Kadirov.

Tuesday’s attack on a bike path in Manhattan killed eight people.