Trump Says New York Terror Suspect 'Should Get Death Penalty'

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"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. Law enforcement officials also obtained a search warrant to go through the phones and they found: - On cellphone 1, 90 videos and 3,800 images of ISIS-related propaganda, many showing ISIS fighters killing people and instructions on bomb making - On cellphone 2, they found Internet searches for the Home Depot in Passaic (done on October 4), a search for "Halloween in nyc" (on October 15) and a search for Home Depot truck rentals (on October 18).

New York Police's Deputy Commissioner John Miller said notes in Arabic claiming the attack on behalf of IS were recovered from the site of the attack. The plan he executed followed instructions ISIS posted online for a truck attack "to a T".

Law Enforcement officials investigate a pickup truck used in an attack on the West Side Highway in lower Manhattan in New York City on November 1, 2017.

After his vehicle slammed into a school bus, Saipov hopped out waving a pellet gun and paintball gun.

ISIS often does not claim attacks where the perpetrator was arrested, not killed.

Miller also provided an updated timeline of the attack during Wednesday's briefing.

But the hard fact is that it is not possible, and never will be, to anticipate every attack, to make cities teeming with life immune to the desperate acts of men seething with resentments, especially when final preparations are as banal as renting a truck.


President Trump has described the suspect as an "animal" who "brought in. other people" to the USA and was "the main point of contact for 23 people". It ended when police shot Saipov in the abdomen.

Saipov was charged with providing materials and resources to ISIL, as well as violence and destruction of a motor vehicle.

The charging document said the Uber driver, who emigrated in March 2010, confessed to acting in the name of ISIS and "felt good about what he had done", even demanding to hang the jihadist organization's flag in his hospital room.

The New York Times reported that he was a university-educated accountant from a well-off family who won the green card lottery and moved to OH, with dreams of prospering, before eventually being forced to find work as a trucker.

U.S. President Donald Trump reiterated his call on Thursday for the death penalty against the Uzbek immigrant.

'There is also something appropriate about keeping him in the home of the disgusting crime he committed.

Trump had never committed to sending Saipov to Guantanamo. Should move fast. DEATH PENALTY!'

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