The driver who killed eight people when he sped onto a cycling path in New York City was radicalised in America, according to police. Sayfullo Saipov, who migrated to the Unites States from Uzbekistan in 2010, hired a ute one hour before the attack, which he is believed to have been preparing for weeks.

Saipov entered the country after winning a green card lottery, which randomly assigns work permits to a small number of applicants from around the world. In tweets, US President Donald Trump blamed the Democratic Party for the scheme, specifically naming Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. Asked by a reporter whether Saipov should be sent to Guantanamo Bay, Trump responded: "Send him to Gitmo. I would certainly consider it."