Trump calls for death penalty for Uzbek man charged in New York attack
Written by Morenike Adebayo on November 2, 2017
United States President, Donald Trump has called for death penalty for an Uzbek immigrant accused of plowing a truck down a New York City bike path, killing eight people, describing the man as a terrorist.
Twenty-nine year old Sayfullo Saipov, who was hospitalized after he was shot by a police officer and arrested, told investigators he had been inspired by watching Islamic State videos and began planning Tuesday’s attack a year ago, according to a criminal complaint filed against him on Wednesday.
President Trump in a tweet fumed that the NYC terrorist was happy that he asked to hang ISIS flag in his hospital room.
Saipov was charged with one count of providing material support and resources to a foreign terrorist organization, specifically Islamic State, and one count of violence and destruction of motor vehicles causing the deaths of eight people.