New York terror attack: FBI questioning second man

Mukhammadzoir Kadirov.
Mukhammadzoir Kadirov. Photo credit: FBI/supplied

A second man sought for questioning in regards to the New York terror attack has been found.

The FBI says it has found Uzbekistan-born Mukhammadzoir Kadirov.

Officials have also charged suspect Sayfullo Saipov, also from Uzbekistan, saying he deliberately drove his ute into pedestrians and cyclists on Wednesday (NZ time)
- killing eight.

Saipov was shot in the stomach by a police officer and is being held in a Manhattan hospital. US President Donald Trump has proposed sending him to Guantanano.

He's been charged with providing material support to Islamic State, and violence and destruction of a motor vehicle with willful disregard for human life - which carries the death penalty.

Saipov came to the US seven years ago as a part of the United States' green card lottery scheme, which Mr Trump has proposed shutting down.

It's believed Saipov became radicalised into Islamic State ideology after settling in the US, however.

"He is a depraved coward, is what he is, and he was associated with ISIS, and he was radicalised domestically," New York Governor Andrew Cuomo told CNN.

"He did this in the name of ISIS [Islamic State] and along with other items recovered at the scene were some notes that indicate that," said New York Deputy Police Commissioner John Miller. "He appears to have followed almost exactly the instructions that ISIS has put out on its social media channels to its followers."

It was the deadliest terror attack in New York since September 11, 2001, and follows a number of similar attacks carried out by religious radicals in Europe.

Uzbekistan's President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has said his country would do everything it could to help investigate the atrocity.