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Alleged ‘bike path terrorist’ can’t keep cellphones out of case: judge –

A judge has denied a bid by the alleged “bike path terrorist” accused of killing eight people in a Halloween 2017 truck attack to exclude evidence gathered from two cellphones he had on him during the attack — one of which was ringing after police shot him and took him into custody.

Seyfullo Saipov is accused of acting on behalf of the Islamic State when he allegedly drove a flatbed truck onto the cycling and pedestrian path on the west side of Lower Manhattan, and the authorities say his phones contain thousands of images of ISIS propaganda. 

Saipov could face the death penalty if convicted. It was revealed in March that investigators had Saipov, who was born in Uzbekistan, in their sights for years before the attacks. 

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