UPDATE: 'We must not allow Islamic State to return': Trump after NYC attackNovember 01, 2017 08:04
US President Donald J Trump has condemned the 'terrorist attack' in New York that left at least eight people dead and 11 others injured.
'Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of today's terrorist attack in New York City and their families,' Trump said in a statement after a 29-year-old man, identified as Sayfullo Saipov, plowed a speeding truck through a busy bike path in Lower Manhattan.
Saipov, said to be from Uzbekistan, is in police custody. He was arrested after being shot in the stomach.
Earlier, Trump took to Twitter to decry the attack, saying, 'We must not allow ISIS to return.'
'In NYC, looks like another attack by a very sick and deranged person. Law enforcement is following this closely. NOT IN THE U.S.A.!' Trump tweeted.
'We must not allow ISIS to return, or enter, our country after defeating them in the Middle East and elsewhere. Enough!' he said in another tweet.