The man behind the wheel of a rented truck used in a New York City terror attack Tuesday had lived in Florida and Cuyahoga Falls after his arrival to the U.S. from Uzbekistan.

And he apparently was involved in the trucking business.

Ohio records show that 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov registered a business, Bright Auto LLC, in 2013 and was listed as the owner of the business, which was located at 4180 Americana Drive at the Water’s Edge complex in Cuyahoga Falls.

“I’m in shock,” said Steven Newman, 31, who lives near the Americana Drive apartment where Bright Auto was registered. Newman said that he passed Saipov on occasion there while walking his dog but “didn’t have a lot of interaction with him.”

“I’d say ‘Hi,’ he’d say, ‘Hi,’” Newman said. “He seemed like a really nice, normal person."

Newman said that if someone had told him earlier that a person who had lived near him would be responsible for such a tragedy, “I would have laughed,” Newman said.

“This is like Mayberry,” Newman said. “It’s boring here. It’s quiet.”

Investigators in New York worked through the night to determine what led a truck driver to plow down people on a riverfront bike path near the World Trade Center, brandishing air guns and yelling “God is great” in Arabic as his deadly route of terror ended with a crash, authorities said.

Eight people were killed and 11 seriously injured in the Halloween afternoon attack. Saipov, the driver, identified by officials as an immigrant from Uzbekistan, was in critical condition but expected to survive after a police officer shot him in the abdomen.

An acquaintance, Dilnoza Abdusamatova, said Saipov briefly stayed with his family in a Cincinnati suburb upon immigrating.

“He always used to work,” Abdusamatova told The Cincinnati Enquirer. “He wouldn’t go to parties or anything. He only used to come home and rest and leave and go back to work.”

Records show Saipov was a commercial truck driver who formed a pair of businesses in Ohio.

The first business, Sayf Motors Inc., used the address of a family friend near Cincinnati with whom Saipov had stayed for a couple of weeks after his arrival in the country. The other was Bright Auto.

According to the Ohio Secretary of State’s website, Bright Auto was incorporated in August 2013 and is still listed as active. Saipov earlier incorporated a business in Cincinnati in May 2011.

No court records for Saipov could be found online in Summit or Portage counties in searches conducted by GateHouse Ohio Media on Tuesday night.

Cuyahoga Falls Police Chief Jack Davis said, “In checking tonight, I found no contact with his name in our system.”

A U.S. official familiar with the investigation told the Associated Press that Saipov is from Uzbekistan and came to the U.S. in 2010.

Telephone listing records show him living in Florida before moving to Ohio and then returning to Florida.

In October 2015, Ohio placed a lien on Saipov in Franklin County for $406.30 for taxes owed to the state, according to Franklin County Clerk of Courts online records. That lien remains active.

Pennsylvania court records show Saipov, whose address was listed in Paterson, N.J., has had several traffic violations involving a tractor-trailer.

In April 2015, he pleaded guilty to traffic citations issued the month before involving maximum length of a single trailer and operating with unsafe equipment.

In November 2012, he pleaded guilty to violating out of service criteria in August of that year. A second citation for failure to comply with license restrictions was withdrawn.

A marriage license filed in Summit County lists a man by the name of Sayfulloh Saipov marrying Nozima Odilova on April 12, 2013. It lists the same apartment noted as the headquarters of Bright Auto LLC.