Attentat à New York: l'attaque a été planifiée pendant des semaines

Mardi soir, une voiture-bélier a fauché des piétons à New York, faisant huit morts. Douze personnes ont été blessées. L'attaque aurait été planifiée pendant plusieurs semaines. Alors que Donald Trump a évoqué la possibilité d'envoyer l'auteur de l'attentat dans la prison de Guantanamo, le marathon prévu dimanche ne sera pas annulé.
01 nov. 2017, 08:23
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La voiture-bélier a foncé sur une piste cyclable.

L'attentat de New York qui a fait huit morts et douze blessés mardi a été perpétré au nom du groupe Etat islamique (EI) après avoir été préparé pendant plusieurs semaines, a annoncé mercredi le chef adjoint de la police de New York, John Miller. Il s'agit du premier attentat meurtrier qu'ait connu la métropole américaine depuis le 11-Septembre.

 

 

L'assaillant blessé, un Ouzbek de 29 ans, a été interrogé sur son lit d'hôpital. "D'après l'enquête, il apparaît qu'il planifiait ceci depuis plusieurs semaines. Il l'a fait au nom de l'EI et parmi les objets découverts sur les lieux se trouvait un message" manuscrit en arabe citant l'EI, a-t-il expliqué en conférence de presse.

"Il semble avoir suivi à la lettre les instructions que l'EI a publiées sur ses comptes de réseaux sociaux à destination de ses abonnés, indiquant comment mener une telle attaque", a souligné John Miller. Le message "était écrit en arabe". "Il y avait des symboles et des mots. Mais le coeur du message était que l'Etat islamique serait éternel", a indiqué le policier.

"Plusieurs couteaux" ont également été "retrouvés à l'intérieur et autour du véhicule" utilisé pour foncer sur les piétons et les cyclistes dans le sud-ouest de Manhattan mardi peu après 17h. Les policiers ont également retrouvé "un pistolet de paint-ball et un pistolet à plomb", a précisé John Miller. Il a aussi affirmé que le FBI n'avait jamais enquêté sur le suspect.

 

 

Loterie des cartes vertes en question

Arrivé en mars 2010 d'Ouzbékistan, l'homme résidait légalement aux Etats-Unis, a-t-il ajouté. Il a été blessé au ventre lors de la fusillade qui a mené à son arrestation. Il a subi une opération mardi soir, ses jours ne seraient plus en danger, selon la chaîne ABC. Cet homme marié avec enfants, chauffeur de la société Uber, avait été arrêté à deux reprises pour des infractions au code de la route, selon plusieurs médias.

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Donald Trump a de son côté évoqué la possibilité d'envoyer l'auteur de l'attentat dans la prison de Guantanamo, créée par les Etats-Unis après les attentats du 11-Septembre et que son prédécesseur Barack Obama souhaitait fermer. "Absolument, c'est quelque chose que j'examinerais", a déclaré M. Trump, interrogé sur cette éventualité. Il a qualifié l'homme d'"animal".

Donald Trump a en outre appelé à un changement de politique sur l'immigration, avec en particulier la fin du système d'attribution à la loterie des célèbres cartes vertes. "Nous devons êtres plus durs, nous devons être plus intelligents et nous devons être beaucoup moins politiquement corrects", a-t-il dit.

"Le terroriste est entré dans notre pays grâce au Programme de loterie de visas de diversité, une merveille de Chuck Schumer", a ironisé dans un tweet le président républicain, en ciblant le chef de l'opposition démocrate au Sénat. Cette loterie offre chaque année l'espoir du rêve américain à des millions d'étrangers qui y sont candidats, même si les heureux élus ne sont que 50'000.

Les responsables de l'enquête n'ont pas confirmé que l'homme avait obtenu un permis de résident permanent par ce dispositif de tirage au sort.

 

 

Marathon de New York maintenu

Au cours de la même conférence de presse de la police, le maire démocrate de New York, Bill de Blasio, a précisé que les autorités ne voyaient pas en l'état d'autres menaces crédibles contre la ville. Il a aussi annoncé que le marathon prévu dimanche à New York est maintenu et que la sécurité y sera renforcée.

Plus de 50'000 coureurs doivent participer à cette course, l'un des marathons les plus prestigieux, qui attire des participants venus des quatre coins des Etats-Unis et du monde entier.

Un témoin a filmé le moment de l'arrestation du suspect

 

 

Inculpation de l'assaillant

Le parquet fédéral de Manhattan a annoncé mercredi l'inculpation pour terrorisme du suspect de l'attentat qui a fait huit morts et douze blessés.

A bicycle lies on a bike path at the crime scene where investigators work after a motorist earlier Tuesday drove onto the path near the World Trade Center memorial, striking and killing several people, Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
A bicycle lies on a bike path at the crime scene where investigators work after a motorist earlier Tuesday drove onto the path near the World Trade Center memorial, striking and killing several people, Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki) ©KEYSTONE
Bicycles and debris lay on a bike path after a motorist drove onto the path near the World Trade Center memorial, striking and killing several people Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017.  (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Bicycles and debris lay on a bike path after a motorist drove onto the path near the World Trade Center memorial, striking and killing several people Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle) ©KEYSTONE
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epa06300979 Authorities investigate the pickup truck and scene of a terror attack in downtown New York, New York, USA, 31 October 2017. Eight people were killed in the incident, and at least 11 were injured when the driver of a pickup truck ran pedestrians and bicyclists down in a bike lane. He then collided with a school bus injuring people including two children in the bus. The driver was taken into custody after being shot by police. The incident is being investigated as a terror attack. EPA/JASON SZENES ©KEYSTONE
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A New York Police Department officer stands next to a body covered under a white sheet near a mangled bike along a bike path Tuesday Oct. 31, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
A New York Police Department officer stands next to a body covered under a white sheet near a mangled bike along a bike path Tuesday Oct. 31, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews) ©Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
In this still image taken from video, police and ambulances respond to report of gunfire a few blocks from the World Trade Center in New York on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. (AP Photo)
In this still image taken from video, police and ambulances respond to report of gunfire a few blocks from the World Trade Center in New York on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. (AP Photo) ©KEYSTONE
New York City Police Officers respond to report of gunfire along West Street near the pedestrian bridge at Stuyvesant High School in lower Manhattan in New York, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. (Martin Speechley/NYPD via AP)
New York City Police Officers respond to report of gunfire along West Street near the pedestrian bridge at Stuyvesant High School in lower Manhattan in New York, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. (Martin Speechley/NYPD via AP) ©KEYSTONE
A paramedic looks at a body covered under a white sheet along the bike path Tuesday Oct. 31, 2017, in New York. A motorist drove onto a busy bicycle path near the World Trade Center memorial and struck several people Tuesday, police and witnesses said. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
A paramedic looks at a body covered under a white sheet along the bike path Tuesday Oct. 31, 2017, in New York. A motorist drove onto a busy bicycle path near the World Trade Center memorial and struck several people Tuesday, police and witnesses said. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews) ©Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
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epa06300680 Emergency personnel remove a victim's body after an incident were a man reportedly drove a pick up truck along a bike lane in downtown New York, New York, USA, 31 October 2017. Six people were reportedly killed in the incident, at least 11 were injured, and the driver of the truck was in custody. EPA/JASON SZENES ©KEYSTONE
Bicycles and debris lie on a bike path after a motorist drove onto the path near the World Trade Center memorial, striking and killing several people Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Bicycles and debris lie on a bike path after a motorist drove onto the path near the World Trade Center memorial, striking and killing several people Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle) ©KEYSTONE
epa06300955 Emergency personnel secure the scene of an incident where a man reportedly drove a truck along a bike lane in downtown New York, New York, USA, 31 October 2017.  Eight people were killed in the incident,  and at least 11 were injured when the driver of a pickup truck ran pedestrians and bicyclists down in a bike lane. He then collided with the school bus injuring people including two children in the bus. The driver was taken into custody after being shot by police. The incident is being investigated as a terror attack.  EPA/JASON SZENES
epa06300955 Emergency personnel secure the scene of an incident where a man reportedly drove a truck along a bike lane in downtown New York, New York, USA, 31 October 2017. Eight people were killed in the incident, and at least 11 were injured when the driver of a pickup truck ran pedestrians and bicyclists down in a bike lane. He then collided with the school bus injuring people including two children in the bus. The driver was taken into custody after being shot by police. The incident is being investigated as a terror attack. EPA/JASON SZENES ©KEYSTONE
epa06300954 Emergency personnel remove a victim's body after an incident wHere a man drove a pick up truck along a bike lane in downtown New York, New York, USA, 31 October 2017.   Eight people were killed in the incident,  and at least 11 were injured when the driver of a pickup truck ran pedestrians and bicyclists down in a bike lane. He then collided with the school bus injuring people including two children in the bus. The driver was taken into custody after being shot by police. The incident is being investigated as a terror attack.  EPA/JASON SZENES
epa06300954 Emergency personnel remove a victim's body after an incident wHere a man drove a pick up truck along a bike lane in downtown New York, New York, USA, 31 October 2017. Eight people were killed in the incident, and at least 11 were injured when the driver of a pickup truck ran pedestrians and bicyclists down in a bike lane. He then collided with the school bus injuring people including two children in the bus. The driver was taken into custody after being shot by police. The incident is being investigated as a terror attack. EPA/JASON SZENES ©KEYSTONE
epa06300943 A New York City Police dog and a New York City Police Counter Terrorism Unit Officer are seen investigating the crime scene in an incident were a man reportedly drove a pick up truck along a bike lane in downtown New York, New York, USA, 31 October 2017.  Eight people were killed in the incident, at least 11 were injured, and the driver of the truck was in custody. The incident is being investigated as a terror attack.  EPA/JASON SZENES
epa06300943 A New York City Police dog and a New York City Police Counter Terrorism Unit Officer are seen investigating the crime scene in an incident were a man reportedly drove a pick up truck along a bike lane in downtown New York, New York, USA, 31 October 2017. Eight people were killed in the incident, at least 11 were injured, and the driver of the truck was in custody. The incident is being investigated as a terror attack. EPA/JASON SZENES ©Image d'illustration KEYSTONE
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epa06300933 FBI and New York City Emergency personnel are at the scene of an incident were a man reportedly drove a pick up truck along a bike lane in downtown New York, New York, USA, 31 October 2017. Eight people were killed in the incident, at least 11 were injured, and the driver of the truck was in custody. The incident is being investigated as a terror attack. EPA/JASON SZENES ©KEYSTONE
Bicycles lay on a bike path at the crime scene where an investigator works after a motorist earlier Tuesday drove onto the path near the World Trade Center memorial, striking and killing several people, Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
Bicycles lay on a bike path at the crime scene where an investigator works after a motorist earlier Tuesday drove onto the path near the World Trade Center memorial, striking and killing several people, Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki) ©KEYSTONE