MOSCOW (Sputnik) – US President Donald Trump has reiterated his call for the death penalty for Sayfullo Saipov, an Uzbek national charged as the perpetrator of the New York terrorist attack.
"Would love to send the NYC terrorist to Guantanamo but statistically that process takes much longer than going through the Federal system," Trump has stated in a tweet.
…There is also something appropriate about keeping him in the home of the horrible crime he committed. Should move fast. DEATH PENALTY!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 2 ноября 2017 г.
Late on Tuesday, the 29-year-old suspect mowed civilians down with his truck before exiting the vehicle and reportedly opening fire while allegedly shouting "Allahu Akbar." New York Police then shot the perpetrator and detained him. He has been taken to the hospital, where he remains in custody.
The attack that claimed the lives of eight people and injured 12 others was the deadliest act of terror in New York since the 2001 9/11 attacks, which killed some 3,000. US President Donald Trump took to Twitter to declare the perpetrator of the atrocity "sick," saying that Daesh must not be allowed to enter the US.