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Trump demands death penalty for Manhattan terror attack suspect

November 02, 8:50 UTC+3 WASHINGTON

The US president has not ruled out the suspect in the Manhattan attack could be sent to Guantanamo

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WASHINGTON, November 2. /TASS/. US President Donald Trump has said the Uzbek immigrant accused of carrying out a terror attack in New York "should get death penalty."

In the wake of the terror attack, Trump insisted on Wednesday that Congress must end the visa lottery program under which Uzbek immigrant Sayfullo Saipov entered the country in 2010.

The US leader also said the suspect in the New York attack could be sent to the US prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.

On Tuesday, a truck deliberately drove onto a busy bicycle path in Manhattan, killing eight people and injuring another 12. The suspected attacker, a 29-year-old Uzbek immigrant who lived in Florida, was arrested. A note in English was found in the truck, saying the attack was done in the name of the Islamic State terror group (outlawed in Russia), media reports said.

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