Truck attack suspect faces terror charge

Posted at 5:17 PM, Nov 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-01 17:22:33-04

NEW YORK (AP) — A Uzbek immigrant accused of a deadly truck attack on a New York bike path has been charged with providing material support to a terrorist group and violence and destruction of motor vehicles.

Suspect Sayfullo Saipov was charged Wednesday in a criminal complaint in the Tuesday afternoon attack that killed eight people near the World Trade Center.

The complaint says he drove the truck down the bike lane intentionally. Investigators say they recovered a cellphone that had Islamic State group propaganda.

A court proceeding is scheduled in federal court. It’s unclear whether the man will appear. He was shot by police and hospitalized.

The man’s lawyers haven’t returned a message seeking comment.