The Daily Mail implies Trump’s decision on moving the embassy to Jerusalem could have something to do with it, but as well know, these attacks take time and planning.
Terror attack in New York: Footage shows the moment pipe bomb malfunctions and explodes prematurely, injuring ISIS-inspired Bangladeshi, 27, wearing a suicide vest
- An explosion was felt Monday morning in the Subway station underneath the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan
- Police have taken one man into custody, who was reportedly carrying a pipe bomb
- The suspect is a 27-year-old Bangladeshi national who has been living in the U.S. for seven years
- He was carrying in ID that listed his name as Akayed Ullah
- Former NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said the suspect ‘supposedly was setting the device off in the name of ISIS’ and that it was ‘definitely a terrorist attack, definitely intended’
- CNN reports that the bomb detonated prematurely, injuring the suspect
- The FDNY says four people were injured and all the injuries were non-life-threatening
- The incident happened just days after President Trump sparked demonstrations across the world by recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital city
- One of the largest demonstrations took place in Muslim-majority Bangladesh
A Bangladeshi national in his 20s has been taken into custody with serious injuries after a suspected pipe bomb he was carrying malfunctioned and exploded prematurely inside a Midtown Manhattan subway station Monday morning.
The explosion happened around 7:20am, in an underground tunnel linking the Port Authority Bus Terminal to Times Square. The underground tunnel is a major thoroughfare for workers during the morning rush hour.
The suspect, identified as 27-year-old Akayed Ullah, was found injured at the scene and rushed to Bellevue Hospital. He was wearing what appears to be a homemade pipe bomb attacked to his body with velcro and zip ties.
Three other people were also hurt with minor injuries. They self reported to two area hospitals for injuries including ringing in the ears and headaches.
Former NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton told MSNBC’s Morning Joe that the suspect ‘supposedly was setting the device off in the name of ISIS’ and that it was ‘definitely a terrorist attack, definitely intended’.
At a morning press conference, current NYPD Commission James O’Neill said that the suspect ‘did make statements’ but that they are not going to comment on them yet.
NOTE: The bomb could have murdered dozens, the panic could have take a toll as well.