In a press conference Monday morning, New York City law enforcement identified the suspect in an attempted suicide bomber who set off an explosive device at Port Authority Bus Terminal during the early morning commute.
An NYPD spokesperson said at the press conference the suspect has been identified as 27-year-old Akayed Ullah.
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As CrimeOnline previously reported, the suspect is believed to be a Bangladesh native who currently lives in Brooklyn.
Ullah was seriously injured when his explosive device detonated prematurely, and is currently being treated at Bellevue Hospital. Three pedestrians near the scenes are currently being treated for minor, non-life-threatening injuries. Two of those who were injured reportedly took themselves to the hospital.
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Authorities said at the press conference that the suspect was wearing a homemade pipe bomb that detonated at 7:20 a.m. in a below-ground walkway.
“This was an attempted terror attack,” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said at the press conference.
“Thank God the perpetrator did not achieve his ultimate goal.”
The investigation is ongoing, and authorities urge anyone who may have information about the terror suspect or this morning’s incident to contact the New York Police Department at 646-610-5000 or 888-NYC-SAFE.
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