The statement said that a sixth Argentinian man, Martin Ludovico Marro, was injured in the attack and was recovering at the Presbyterian Hospital of Manhattan. The incident is being investigated as an act of terrorism.
The runaway truck, labeled with Home Depot logos, drove 20 blocks before ramming into a school bus at Chambers Street.
"We are horrified by this senseless act of violence".
They were Hernán Mendoza, Diego Angelini, Alejandro Pagnucco, Ariel Erlij and Hernán Ferruchi. He paid his fine by mail and did not have to appear in court.
At a media briefing later in the day, New Police Commissioner James O'Neill only confirmed that the suspect shouted words that indicate his ties with terrorists before being apprehended.
A BuzzFeed News reporter visited an apartment complex in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, that matched the address for Bright Auto.
"We have reached out to law enforcement to provide our full assistance".
Meanwhile, the Washington Post interviewed a Cincinnati woman, Dilnoza Abdusamatova, who said Saipov stayed with her family when he first arrived in the U.S., because their fathers were friends.
New York and other cities around the globe have been on high alert against attacks by extremists in vehicles.
Saipov, who was born in Uzbekistan, has lived in Ohio, Florida, and most recently in Paterson, New Jersey.
The friends graduated from the Colegio Politécnico de Rosario in 1987, according to local media in Argentina.
Witnesses described seeing people screaming in panic as bodies and bikes were left strewn across the ground.
The Belgian government confirmed that one of its citizens was among the dead.
Saipov also left a handwritten note in the truck used to commit the attack pledging allegiance to Daesh, according to multiple published reports citing senior law enforcement officials. Saipov came from Uzbekistan, where there is an extremist organization called the IMU, the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, Townsend reports.
The AP spoke to two unnamed law enforcement officials about the note.
An NYPD report from 2006 doesn't link any criminal activity to the mosque, but says it "is believed to have been the subject of federal investigations".
United States President Donald Trump condemned the attack saying it was committed by a sick and deranged person. Videos posted on Facebook and then circulated over Snapchat showed what appeared to be the suspect, a bearded man in dark clothing heading down the street with his weapons in his hands, next to a white pickup truck. The Postnotes that the program has been debated for years, with opponents raising concerns over national security risks and the possibility of fraud.