NYC Port Authority Bus Terminal Explosion – Attempted Terror Attack

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Twitter photo of NYC near Port Authority after explosion

During the busy rush hour, Akayed Ullah, 27, from Bangladesh, approached the NYC Port Authority bus terminal with explosives strapped to his body. The “low tech” device exploded, lightly injuring three others near the bomber. The bomber was seriously injured. The incident occurred at around 7:20 a.m. in a below-ground walkway. The Mayor described the incident as an ‘attempted terror attack.’

“The device was homemade and could have caused catastrophic damage if it went off as intended.”

According to authorities, the bomb was attached to his body by velcro and zip ties. It was described as a “low tech device” “based on a pipe bomb” that had been stuffed with explosives.

The subways were closed or re-routed, but after two hours were back up and running.

There will be an “expanded presence” of the NYPD today, according to Mayor De Blasio.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NYC press conference:

 

Akayed Ullah

The investigation will focus on the suspect’s address(es), where he’s traveled, who his associates were, etc. One report of the demise of the suspect appears to be incorrect at this time, as the injuries were described as non-life-threatening. Authorities were loathe to say anything about him, although some news outlets stated he has been in the US for seven years. It has been reported that he is an ISIS sympathizer. Some outlets reported his name as Ullah Akayed, although James O’Neill, Police commissioner stated it was Akayed Ullah.

H/T Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children

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