Saipov should get the death penalty – Trump
Written by Keshia Jansen on November 2, 2017
President Donald Trump says the suspect arrested for the #ManhattanAttack should be sentenced to death.
According to a tweet posted by Trump, the suspect, Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, requested for the ISIS flag to be hung in his hospital room.
NYC terrorist was happy as he asked to hang ISIS flag in his hospital room. He killed 8 people, badly injured 12. SHOULD GET DEATH PENALTY!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 2, 2017
Saipov has been charged with federal terrorism offenses including providing material support to ISIS, violence and destruction of motor vehicles reports CNN.
According to CNN, Saipov appeared in federal court in a wheelchair.
He did not enter a plea.
It is understood that Saipov was motivated by Islamic State videos.
According to the federal complaint against the suspect, Saipov specifically chose to act on Halloween “because he believed there would be more civilians on the street for the holiday.”
On Tuesday, Saipov drove a rented pickup truck down a busy bicycle path in Manhattan, New York, killing eight people and leaving 11 seriously injured.
Saipov was shot by police and arrested after crashing into a school bus and attempting to flee.
He is expected to make a full recovery in hospital.