November 1, 2017 / 5:08 PM / a year ago

New York suspect was in contact with person under FBI investigation - source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An Uzbek immigrant suspected of killing eight people in New York City had been in contact with another individual who is currently under investigation by the FBI for suspected terrorism-related activities, a U.S. government source said on Wednesday.

The source that the individual in contact with suspected attacker Sayfullo Saipov was also based in the United States.

Reporting by Mark Hosenball; Editing by Caren Bohan and Chizu Nomiyama

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