New York Police Department officers stand guard outside the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan following the detonation of an improvised explosive device.
NY pipe bomb suspect Akayed Ullah is seen lying on the ground moments after the explosion. Authorities on Monday investigated two Brooklyn residences with connections to Ullah.
In addition to Ullah, three people suffered minor injuries when he attempted to detonate a pipe bomb secured to his midsection in a pedestrian tunnel under the sprawling Port Authority Bus Terminal transportation complex, where many commuters from New York's suburbs arrive on buses and transfer to local subways.
Shameem Ahsan, consul general of Bangladesh in NY, said Ullah was a green card holder. Ullah lived with his father, mother and brother in a residential area with a large Bangladeshi community, neighbors told The Associated Press.
Ullah held a for-hire vehicle driver's license with the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission from 2012 to 2015 and is reported to have worked as an electrician most recently.
He said Ullah entered the busy pedestrian tunnel with a "hateful heart and and evil goal", and he vowed that Ullah will face justice.
A Bangladeshi immigrant accused of setting off a pipe bomb in the NY subway system had his first court appearance on Wednesday via video from the hospital room where he is recovering from burns sustained in the blast.
Relatives and police said Ullah last visited his wife and newborn son in Bangladesh in September, after which he returned to the United States. A prosecutor said Tuesday that Ullah made statements to investigators about issues he had with American policy in the Middle East, but did not provide further details.
Law enforcement officials familiar with the investigation said Ullah had looked at ISIS propaganda online and told investigators in the United States he was retaliating against USA military aggression, but had no direct with the group.
As of Monday afternoon, Ullah had not been formally charged, but he will likely be prosecuted in federal court, authorities said.
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John Miller, the New York Police Department's deputy commissioner of intelligence and counterterrorism, spoke with CBS's "This Morning" on Thursday. "When you combine that with the fact that now these [cellphone] devices are encrypted so if you bring it to the manufacturer with a court order, even they've designed it so that they can't open it", Miller said.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio called it an attempted terrorist attack, and U.S. officials said it appeared to be a rare, if not unprecedented, attempt at suicide bombing on United States soil.
"The choice of NY is always for a reason because we're a beacon to the world and we actually show we show that a society of many faiths and many backgrounds can work and we show that democracy can work". Police confirmed the date of his last visit, but could not say whether Ullah was married. "The question is, 'Can it happen here?' and the answer is, 'It can happen anywhere'".
"Today's terror suspect entered our country through extended-family chain migration, which is incompatible with national security", Trump said in a statement that called for various changes to the immigration system. Had such a policy been in place in 2011, it may have prevented the suspect from coming to the US, Sanders said.
Monday's incident occurred less than two months after an Uzbek immigrant killed eight people by speeding a rental truck down a New York City bike path in an attack for which Islamic State claimed responsibility.
"I'm glad I wasn't there".
"This is the first time I believe that we have seen an individual with a suicide bomb in mass transit and actually have that bomb function". "We are stuck here. We're going to end both of them".
"It was awful, and I was so scared when I saw some people running", said Alicia Carmona.
Law enforcement officials said Akayed looked at IS propaganda online but is not known to have any direct contact with the militants and probably acted alone.