(St. Charles County Department of Corrections)

Accused Hudson River Bike Path Terrorist Was Under Surveillance ‘for Years’

The ISIS sympathizer accused of killing eight people in the Hudson River bike path attack was under government surveillance “for years,” according to new court papers.

The revelation included in a heavily redacted filing in Manhattan Federal Court from Sayfullo Saipov’s defense team raises questions about whether the government could have done more to prevent the alleged act of terrorism by the unhinged Uzbek.

“The government revealed it had been surveilling Mr. Saipov and two of his associates for years, recording his conversations with them to gather information about his personal contacts, professional experiences, finances, and potential exposure to ISIS propaganda, violent jihadism, and Islamic extremism,” Saipov’s federal defender Andrew Dalack wrote on Monday.

Read more at New York Daily News

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