United States President Donald Trump wants the terror attack suspect in New York to be sentenced to death. That was his response to the news that the suspect wants to hang an IS flag in his hospital room. Trump made this statement via Twitter. On Wednesday, the president said he would like to send the suspect to Guantanamo Bay.
The Uzbek suspect, Sayfullo Saipov, 29, was charged Wednesday with committing a terrorist attack on behalf of the Islamic State terrorist group.
Although no death penalty is imposed in the state of New York, Saipov can still get it. It’s about federal charges, allowing the US government to overthrow a final sentence in New York. The President, however, has nothing to say about it.
The terrorist declared against the police that he was inspired by Islamic State (IS) videos. He had chosen Halloween for the attack because he expected more people would be on the streets during those days. He was planning to drive to the Brooklyn Bridge to make more victims.
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) 2 november 2017
Saipov, who was shot in his stomach during his arrest, has asked for permission to hang a flag of IS in the hospital room.
The suspect appeared in a wheelchair on Wednesday. According to NBC News, he said almost nothing in court.
In the meanwhile, the police have found the second Uzbek man to whom the US authorities were searching. The 32-year-old Mukhammadzoir Kadirov was sought in connection with the attack on Tuesday in New York, in which eight people were killed.
According to CNN, Kadirov is being heard by the police. He would have been in contact with Saipov.