Ultimately, Saipov sped down a bike path on a riverfront esplanade in a rented truck for almost a mile Tuesday, running down cyclists and pedestrians, before crashing into a school bus, authorities said.
Brought to court in a wheelchair, Saipov was held without bail on charges that could bring the death penalty. The criminal complaint said he chose to use a rented truck as a weapon "to inflict maximum damage against civilians".
According toThe New York Times, the suspect in the Halloween evening attack has been charged with federal terrorism offenses in Tuesday's attack that left eight dead.
Saipov is the fourth Uzbek-linked man in less than a year blamed for deadly strikes overseas, following attacks in Istanbul, St Petersburg and Stockholm. He had hoped to kill more people on the Brooklyn Bridge, but was taken into custody and hospitalized after being shot in the abdomen by police.
According to the Washington Post, federal authorities said the 29-year-old told them he has been plotting his attack for a year and decided on using a truck two months ago.
Asked by reporters whether he thought Saipov should be executed if convicted, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said he categorically opposes the death penalty.
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. "But when you say it, it makes it harder for DOJ to make that happen", tweeted Andrew C. McCarthy, a former assistant US attorney for the Southern District of NY.
"Mr. President, we all know he should get the death penalty. Should move fast. DEATH PENALTY!" The plan was carried out on Halloween because he believed there would be more people on the street, investigators said.
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.
Trump also has called for eliminating the 1990s visa lottery program that Saipov used to come to the U.S.in 2010.
Kaepernick said he was looking for an opportunity to play and wanted to be judged as a football player. Kaepernick has struggled to find a job in the NFL following his protests during the National Anthem.
Walt Disney Studios took to Twitter on Wednesday to announce the lineup for its highly anticipated 2019 reboot of The Lion King . With no human characters in the film, it isn't yet clear how, if it all, Disney will create a "live-action" update.
By the end of this July, Sears Holdings had only 1,250 stores left in the United States, down from 3,400 at the start of 2006. The Abingdon store is one of two anchor stores in the Abingdon Towne Centre shopping center near Cummings Street.
Analysts in a Reuters poll had forecast 15,000 extra jobs and predicted the unemployment rate would stay at 6.2 percent. The agency said the number of full-time positions swelled by 88,700, while part-time employment dropped by 53,400 jobs.
While speaking to a news agency, GNS, Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant organization claimed responsibility of the attack. The official said the paramilitary troopers retaliated the fire and the attackers fled the spot.
He alleged that director and producer of the film Leela Bhansali was creating unnecessary controversy for the sake of publicity. Meanwhile, the Congress said the ruling party was doing politics and trying to turn the film into a poll issue.
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