The terrorist truck driver who carved a 14-block path of destruction along a lower Manhattan bike path was celebrating the deadly attack, sources said Wednesday.Sayfullo Saipov, 29, was rejoicing in his room at Bellevue Hospital after killing eight people and wounding 12 others along the Hudson River Tuesday, sources told the Daily News.
“He’s talking. He’s laughing. He’s very happy with what he did,” said a source who was briefed by a hospital staffer on the floor. “He feels accomplished.”The ISIS-inspired Saipov was said to be in critical but stable condition after a sharp-shooting NYPD cop put a bullet in his abdomen following the Halloween assault.
Saipov planned the attack “for a number of weeks,” said NYPD Deputy Commissioner for Counterterrorism John Miller.
“He seemed to have followed almost to a T the instructions ISIS had put out” on how to carry out a truck-borne attack, Miller added.