Court documents say phone videos inspired NYC attack
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.
NYC terror suspect requested to display an ISIS flag in his hospital room during interview with law enforcement, criminal complaint says. pic.twitter.com/weXUVZLjiy— ABC News (@ABC) November 1, 2017
The man is awaiting a court appearance. He was shot and wounded by police on Tuesday and remains hospitalized.
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