The FBI complaint says he had about 90 ISIS propaganda videos, including of executions, downloaded on his cell phone along with thousands of images. He reportedly asked for an ISIS flag to be hung above his hospital bed.
It was reported earlier that Saipov arrived in the United States in 2010, having obtained a residence permit. President of the United States Donald Trump confirmed on his Twitter account that the suspect won his green card in a lottery, as part of the “Diversity Visa Lottery Programme” for foreigners of different nationalities, which Trump has said he hopes to scrap.
In the US, Saipov married his compatriot, Nozima Odilova. It follows from the documents on the Ohio Court website (summitohioprobate.com) that the marriage was registered on 12 April 2013. His wife is six years younger than Saipov, he was 25 at the time of the marriage, she was 19. Tashkent is indicated in court records as the native city of Odilova and Saipov.