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Court documents say phone videos inspired NYC attack

4 years 10 months 3 weeks ago Wednesday, November 01 2017 Nov 1, 2017 November 01, 2017 4:58 PM November 01, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press
NEW YORK - Court documents say an Uzbek terror suspect accused of killing eight people on a bike path near the World Trade Center told officials he was inspired to carry out the truck attack by Islamic State group videos he watched on his cellphone.
Sayfullo Saipov was charged Wednesday with terrorism crimes. Calls to his attorneys haven't been returned.
A federal complaint says he told authorities he started planning the attack about a year ago. It says he rented a truck about a week before the attack to practice turns and chose Halloween for the attack because he thought there would be more civilians nearby.
The man is awaiting a court appearance. He was shot and wounded by police on Tuesday and remains hospitalized.

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