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  • 22.10.2019
NYC bombing accused appears in court
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22.10.2019

NYC bombing accused appears in court

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The man accused of driving a truck down a bike path near the World Trade Center and killing eight people has appeared in court in a wheelchair and been ordered detained.
Uzbek immigrant Sayfullo Saipov appeared in the New York federal courthouse on Wednesday handcuffed and with his feet shackled.
His lawyers said they were not seeking bail. He did not enter a plea to terrorism charges. A judge set his next court date for November 15.
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Federal prosecutors say the man was "consumed by hate and a twisted ideology" when he attacked people on the bike path on Tuesday.
He is charged with providing material support to the Islamic State terrorist group and violence and destruction of motor vehicles.
Prosecutors say he was stopped by a "brave" police officer, who shot and wounded him on Tuesday. They say he had been planning the attack for months.
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