morning, widely reported to have been carried out by a Bangladeshi ISIS
supporter, was to suggest it would censor information related to the
suspect’s connection to the Islamic State or the religion of Islam.
A terrorist detonated a pipe bomb in a subway passage between Times
Square and the Port Authority Bus Terminal — one of the busiest transit
hubs in the world — during the Monday morning rush-hour, injuring three
people and causing commuter chaos.
Akayed Ullah, a Bangladeshi native, detonated part of his “low tech”
explosive in the passage just 200 feet from the bus terminal at West
42nd St. and Eighth Ave. at 7:20 a.m., officials said. Three commuters suffered minor injuries, officials said.
The suspect in custody after the New York explosion is Akayed Ullah,
said Police Commissioner James O’Neill. Ullah wore an “improvised
low-tech explosive device attached to his body,” which he intentionally
detonated, O’Neill said. He is now at Bellevue Hospital, where he is
being treated for lacerations and burns to his hands and abdomen, New
York City Fire Department Commissioner Daniel Nigro said.
An explosion occurred during the Monday morning rush hour at New York
City’s Port Authority, police said.