New York Bombing

posted Dec 15, 2017, 9:20 AM by PHS Warrior Beat

By: Dylan Peterson

     A man from Bangladesh who was inspired by the terrorist group ISIS, set off a pipe bomb inside New York's Port Authority bus terminal during rush hour Monday morning. The bomb caused mass confusion and a panic between people but it only caused few injuries.

    Akayed Ullah, age 27, was the only one seriously injured in this bombing. He suffered burn and opened wounds. The other

s that were injured only suffered minor injuries.       

    He was spotted on cameras an hour before the bomb was set off. He started 8th Avenue F. train platform in Brooklyn at 6:25 a.m., then switched to the A train at Jay St./MetroTech stop in Brooklyn before exiting the train at the Port Authority Bus Terminal stop in Manhattan.

    “Investigators said the suspect had at least two devices, a law enforcement source with knowledge of the investigation. The device that detonated was a foot-long pipe that contained black powder, a battery, wiring, nails and screws. It was attached to Ullah with Velcro and zip ties. Investigators did not elaborate on the second device.” According to CNN.

    He was an odd person people would say. “Ullah lives in the basement, while his sister and brother live above him. “He wasn't friendly at all. The family was very quiet themselves. They don't talk to nobody.    They just stay there," he said, adding that his tenants reported hearing "screaming and yelling" coming from Ullah's home the last two nights. The tenants did not call police. His neighbor said,” CNN repoted.

    Akayed Ullah is now at Bellevue Hospital recovering from burns to hands and abdomen.


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