Terror Strikes NYC: Akayed Ullah Identified As ISIS Inspired Bomber

New York City was attacked this morning by an ISIS motivated terrorist.

According to news reports, the bombing suspect was identified as Akayed Ullah – a 27-year-old man who immigrated to the U.S. seven years ago from Bangladesh.

Ullah was wearing a pipe bomb and the device detonated prematurely injuring the bomber and three others.

The Daily Beast reports:

Akayed Ullah has been identified as the suspected bomber of a Manhattan transit terminal on Monday morning, NYPD Commissioner John O’Neil told reporters. Ullah, 27, resides in Brooklyn, New York and came to the United States approximately 7 years ago, a U.S. official told The Daily Beast.

The Daily Mail report adds more details:

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. Authorities say Ullah is talking to investigators at the hospital.

Previously, ISIS promised a New York City attack during the Christmas season and the bombing today fits the goal of the terrorist group.

 

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