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NYC bombing suspect identified as Bangladeshi national Akayed Ullah

December 11, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
NYC bombing suspect identified as Bangladeshi national Akayed Ullah

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NYC terror suspect identified as Bangladeshi national Akayed Ullah

Authorities have identified the suspected terrorist who detonated a pipe bomb in a subway passage between New York City’s Port Authority Bus Terminal and Times Square during Monday morning rush-hour, as Akayed Ullah.

Officials said 27-year-old Akayed Ullah, a Bangladeshi native, detonated part of his “low tech” bomb around 7:20 a.m. Monday morning in the passage located just 200 feet from the bus terminal at West 42nd Street and Eighth Ave, wounding three people and causing massive chaos across Manhattan.

According to the New York Daily News, the three commuters wounded in the attack sustained minor injuries in the explosion.

Police officials said the terror suspect who had the explosive device with wires attached to his body with velcro and zip ties, struggled with Port Authority Police following the detonation.

Ullah attempted to detonate the rest of his bomb, but only part of it went off.

Two cops managed to subdue the suspect and remove the explosives without the device exploding..

Ullah was taken to Bellevue Hospital with burns to his hands and abdomen and also lacerations. He is expected to survive, sources said.

Former NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton, speaking on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” said preliminary information suggested Ullah “supposedly was setting the device off in the name of ISIS.”

Security guard Christina Bethea, 29, of Yonkers, had just gotten of the downtown No. 1 train and walked down the stairs to get to Eighth Ave.

“At the end of the tunnel, we heard the explosion, BOOM!” she said. “You could see the smoke coming. When I saw the smoke, I just ran up the stairs.”

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