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2nd Fort Myers man tied to NYC attacks cleared by FBI

Posted at 1:00 AM, Nov 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-02 06:21:45-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A Four In Your Corner investigation has revealed that a second person of interest in the New York City attacks that killed 8 people and injured many others may be linked to Southwest Florida.

Mukhammadzoir Kadirov, had at one point 2 Florida addresses, one in Tampa and another in Fort Myers, inside the Lakewood Village community off of Summerlin Road.

“It is frightening,” said Bob Watson, a current resident of the community and board member. He says he can’t imagine someone with potential links to a terrorist act may have lived in his quiet gated community.

After initially seeking information on Kadirov, an FBI official said Wednesday the agency is no longer looking for him.

“Earlier we were seeking information about an individual, many of you in this room received that alert. We are no longer seeking that individual. We believed he had information related to yesterday, but we are not looking for that individual any longer,” said William Sweeney, a New York FBI Assistant Director.

It’s still unclear why the FBI stopped searching for Kadirov or why they were looking for him originally.

Neighbors that Four in Your Corner spoke with couldn't say if they’ve ever seen Kadirov. 

Watson says this serves as a wake up call to improve screening of potential renters.  “As a board member, I will be visiting with the other board members to see if we can’t add some extra levels of vetting before we allow renters into the community. We need to be be very careful. This is serious.”

Kadirov is the second individual with a Southwest Florida address that has been tied to the New York City attacks.

Sayfullo Saipov, the suspect in the attack had two addresses listed in Fort Myers, one at the Park at Positano off of Colonial Boulevard and another off of Summerlin Road.