- Nov 2, 2017 7:52 AM EDT: President Donald Trump tweeted early Thursday that he'd like to send New York City terror attack suspect Sayfullo Saipov to Guantanamo Bay, "but statistically that process takes much longer than going through the federal system."
- Nov 2, 2017 12:00 AM EDT: President Donald Trump took to Twitter late Wednesday to say New York City terror attack suspect Sayfullo Saipov should get the death penalty.
- Nov 1, 2017 7:15 PM EDT: Attack suspect makes court appearance in wheelchair.
- Sayfullo Saipov, 29, was brought to court in a wheelchair to face charges that could bring the death penalty. Handcuffed and with his legs shackled, Saipov nodded his head repeatedly as he was read his rights in a brief court proceeding that he followed through a Russian interpreter.
He was ordered held without bail.
- Nov 1, 2017 6:05 PM EDT: Shortly after an earlier announcement, the FBI said they were no longer seeking a 2nd person.
- Nov 1, 2017 5:25 PM EDT: FBI says another person is wanted for questioning in the New York City bike lane truck attack.
- The FBI is looking for information on a second man in connection with a deadly truck attack on a bike path near the World Trade Center.
The bureau on Wednesday issued a poster saying it is seeking the public’s help with information about 32-year-old Mukhammadzoir Kadirov. The poster doesn’t say why investigators want to know more about the man.
The poster says he was born in Uzbekistan. So was 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov, who was charged Wednesday with providing material support to a terrorist group and violence and destruction of motor vehicles. Authorities say he drove the truck down the path intentionally, killing eight people. Investigators recovered a cellphone that had Islamic State group propaganda.
Saipov’s lawyers haven’t returned a message seeking comment.
- Nov 1, 2017 3:23 PM EDT: White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders defended President Donald Trump's comments in response to the terror attack in New York City after critics slammed the president for politicizing the attack.
- "This wasn't about going the political route, this is something, frankly, that the president has been talking about for a long time," Sanders said Wednesday at a news briefing. "The president has been talking about extreme vetting and the need for that ... when he was a candidate, long before he was president."
- Trump ordered federal officials to step up America's "already Extreme Vetting Program" in the wake of Tuesday's attack. He also slammed Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-New York, who he blamed for supporting an immigration program that the president said allowed Sayfullo Saipov, the 29-year-old Uzbekistan native accused of carrying out the attack, to enter the country.
- Nov 1, 2017 12:55 PM EDT: Homeland Security officials confirmed on Wednesday that Sayfullo Saipov, the 29-year-old accused of carrying out Tuesday's terror attack in New York City, entered the U.S. under the diversity visa program.
- Saipov came to America from Uzbekistan in 2010, officials said.
- Nov 1, 2017 12:35 PM EDT: President Donald Trump called the suspect in the New York City truck attack an “animal” while speaking before a Cabinet meeting Wednesday at the White House.
- Trump says he will ask Congress to “immediately” begin work to terminate the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program, which he says was used by the alleged attacker to enter the United States. Officials have not yet said that was the case.
- Trump said “we will take all necessary steps to protect our people.”