Suspect in New York City subway bomb attack charged

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Ullah lived with his father, mother and brother in a Brooklyn neighborhood with a large Bangladeshi community, residents said. At right, police patrol Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, in the underground passageway where the explosion occurred.

"Trump you failed to protect your nation", attacker Akayed Ullah apparently posted the morning of the explosion, according to the USA attorney's office for Southern New York.

Twenty-seven-year-old man suspected of detonating a makeshift pipe bomb near Times Square on Monday has told investigators he had been inspired by Islamic State's call for attacks around Christmas holidays, a federal law enforcement official said.

Investigators have interviewed the injured bomber, Akayed Ullah, 27, of Brooklyn, John Miller, the deputy police commissioner for intelligence and counterterrorism, said on CBS television Tuesday morning. The video shows other commuters running away from the scene, and police said three individuals suffered minor injuries as a result of being close to the blast.

Ullah's low-tech bomb used explosive powder, a nine-volt battery, a Christmas light and matches, the officials said.

Ullah was being treated for burns to his hands and abdomen but spoke to investigators from his hospital bed, law enforcement officials said.

Akayed Ullah a resident of Brooklyn was taken into custody after the attack. He says he wanted to carry out the terrorist attack in retribution for Muslim Palestinians. Ullah is seen here being taken to the hospital
Suspect in New York City subway bomb attack charged

The device has been described as a pipe bomb that was strapped to Ullah using Velcro and zip ties.

The government said in a statement that "Bangladesh is committed to its declared policy of "zero tolerance" against terrorism, and condemns terrorism and violent extremism in all forms or manifestations anywhere in the world, including Monday morning's incident in New York City".

The Department of Homeland Security confirmed that the attacker was admitted to the country after presenting a passport displaying an F43 family immigrant visa in 2011, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters Monday. The officers at that point had to make a decision so no one else would be hurt and they decided at that point to take the person into custody, ' Bobby Egbert, spokesman for the Port Authority Police Benevolent Association, told 1010 WINS.

Since 1965, America's immigration policy has centered on giving preference to people with advanced education or skills, or people with family ties to USA citizens and, in some cases, legal permanent residents.

Ullah lived with his mother, sister and two brothers in Brooklyn and was a green card holder, said Shameem Ahsan, consul general of Bangladesh in NY. He detonated it on goal, it has been said.

Three commuters suffered minor injuries when Ullah set off his homemade bomb inside a tunnel linking the Port Authority Bus Terminal to the Times Square subway station about 7:20 a.m. Monday. This official said the police charges would likely be dropped when federal charges are filed.

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