The terrorist who killed eight people by driving a truck along a crowded Manhattan bike-path asked authorities if he could display an ISIS flag in his hospital room, the feds said Wednesday.
Sayfullo Saipov, an Uzbek immigrant who was shot and wounded by a hero New York City cop after his rampage on Halloween afternoon, also told cops he “felt good” about the carnage he caused, authorities said.
And the accused fiend allegedly planned to cause even more mayhem by crossing the Brooklyn Bridge and striking more people — but was stopped when his rented Home Depot flatbed crashed into a school bus.
Saipov, the feds said in a 10-page criminal complaint, also wanted to fly ISIS flags on the front and back of the truck as he carried out his murderous plot — but decided against it because he believed it would attract too much attention.
Cops found knives and a stun gun in his possession, as well as a paintball gun and a pellet gun, according to the document.
Federal prosecutors in New York on Wednesday filed terrorism charges against Saipov.
The complaint said that the madman was inspired by ISIS videos he had been watching on his cellphone, and had been plotting the attack for at least a year.
Investigators say they recovered a cellphone that contained ISIS propaganda.
The complaint charged Saipov with providing material support and resources — “including himself” — to a terrorist organization, ISIS.
A second count charged him with using a vehicle across state lines “with reckless disregard for human life, causing the deaths of at least eight people.”
At least a dozen others were injured in the brutal assault — the deadliest terror attack in the Big Apple since 9/11.
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