Trump orders extreme vetting of foreigners after Manhattan attack

RSTV Bureau

President Donald Trump ordered extreme vetting for foreign nationals coming in to the US after eight people were killed in Manhattan when a gunman in a truck rammed into cyclists in a busy bike path. About 11 people were injured in the attack.

The US called the attack an act of terror but also said there was no evidence to suggest there’s a wider threat or plot, warning that people will still see more security forces out of caution.

The gunman and attacker, suspected to be an Uzbek national, was shot in the stomach before being arrested.

File Photo: Washington: President Donald Trump speaks to reporters before leaving the White House in Washington, Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 for a brief stop at Andrews Air Force Base in Md., on his way to Greensboro, N.C.

File photo of US President Donald Trump

Last week Trump administration had announced that it would resume accepting refugees after a 120-day ban, though arrivals from 11 “high-risk” countries, most of them home to Muslim majorities, will still be blocked.

This is the first terror attack in New York since the deadly September 11, 2001 when the twin towers were brought down by Al Qaeda.

Trump also condoled the victims and their families. He also tweeted to say, “We must not allow ISIS to return, or enter, our country after defeating them in the Middle East and elsewhere. Enough!”

(With inputs from agencies)