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Home Depot, CAIR Maryland respond to recent NYC attack

Home Depot, CAIR Maryland respond to recent NYC attack
Posted at 11:29 PM, Oct 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-31 23:29:05-04

The recent attack that left multiple people dead in Manhattan near the World Trade Center has several people throughout the country, and the government associating the incident as a terrorist attack.

RELATED: Deadly truck attack in New York being treated as terrorism, police say

Investigators have identified 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov of Tampa, Florida as the suspect who drove a Home Depot rental truck into bikers in a New York City Park.

Earlier Tuesday, both Home Depot and The Council on American-Islamic Relations released statements on the deadly attack.

Reports say that the Home Depot rental trucks in the surrounding area have been suspended.

Home Depot responded to the reports by saying that they did not have any information about suspending rentals but were able to confirm that the truck the suspect used was a Home Depot rental truck.

"We're fully cooperating with them [authorities] to assist in their investigation," said Matt Harrigan, Home Depot spokesperson. 

The Council on American-Islamic Relations, the nation's largest Muslim civil rights, and advocacy organization were able to share the condolences to the victims of the attack:  

 "CAIR condemns today's horrific and cowardly attack in Manhattan and offers sincere condolences to the loved ones of those killed and injured. Since the goal of such heinous crimes is to divide our nation, it is incumbent on Americans of all faiths and backgrounds to frustrate that criminal objective by standing united in the face of terror."

According to ABC News, this attack has now been considered the deadliest terror attack since 9/11.