Trump Calls For Death Penalty For NYC Truck Attack Suspect

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says the Uzbek immigrant accused in the truck rampage that left eight people dead in New York City should get the death penalty.

Trump made the comments late Wednesday on Twitter.

Federal prosecutors brought terrorism charges earlier Wednesday against 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov (sy-foo-LOH’ sy-EE’-pawf), saying he was spurred to attack Tuesday by the Islamic State group’s online calls to action.

Prosecutors said in court papers, Saipov asked to display the Islamic State group’s flag in his hospital room and said “he felt good about what he had done.”

Trump referenced that in his comments on Twitter.

Outside court, Saipov’s attorney said he hoped “everyone lets the judicial process play out.”

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