IS has claimed him as one of its own, saying in its weekly newspaper that "one of the soldiers of the Islamic State attacked a number of crusaders on a street in New York City", according to the SITE Intelligence Group.
Questioned in his hospital bed, Saipov said he had been inspired by Islamic State videos and began plotting an attack about a year ago, deciding to use a truck about two months ago. Outside court, his appointed lawyer, David Patton, said he hoped "everyone lets the judicial process play out". Eight people died when he drove a truck down a bike/pedestrian path in Manhattan on Halloween afternoon. He had also conducted online searches for "Halloween in NYC" and "truck rentals". Prosecutors said he planned to drive onto the Brooklyn Bridge after the bike path attack to continue to hit more pedestrians, but was stopped after he struck the school bus and the truck became inoperable. A stun gun was found inside the truck.
"He appears to have followed nearly exactly to a T, the instructions that ISIS has put out on its social-media channels to its followers", New York Deputy Police Commissioner John Miller said at a press conference.
When a reporter asked whether he would send Saipov to the Guantanamo Bay prison, Trump replied, "I would certainly consider that". But Syria works independently of the USA against militant groups in its country.
Prosecutors have announced two federal charges so far: provision of material support and resources to a designated foreign terrorist organization, and violence and destruction of motor vehicles. Trump's administration could, at least in theory, still send the suspect to the US base in Cuba later, though such a step would be unprecedented.
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Windsor's unemployment rate made a significant jump last month, according to Statistics Canada . It's the first time the jobless rate has been above 6 per cent in London since June.
SHOULD GET DEATH PENALTY!' the President tweeted Wednesday night. The vehicle charge raises the possibility that he will face the death penalty.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation said it had located another Uzbek man, Mukhammadzoir Kadirov, 32, wanted for questioning as a person of interest in the attack. BEFORE THE ATTACKOfficials say Saipov entered the United States through JFK Airport from Uzbekistan in 2010.
Of those killed on Tuesday, five were Argentine tourists, who were among a group of friends visiting NY to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their high school graduation, one was a Belgian citizen, one was a NY resident and one lived in New Jersey.
City leaders vowed New York would not be intimidated and said Sunday's New York City Marathon would go on as scheduled, with increased security.