A radical Islamic terrorist with a pipe bomb strapped to him set off the crude device in the subway near Times Square on Monday, injuring the suspect and three other people at the height of New York City’s morning rush hour.
The attacker has been identified as 27-year-olld Akayed Ullah, an ISIS-inspired Bangladeshi national living in Brooklyn. According to Fox News, Ullah told the police he assembled the bomb at his work. The suspect was the only person seriously injured in the attack. Three others were being treated for non-life-threatening injuries and are expected to be fine.
The explosion happened in an underground passageway under 42nd Street between 7th and 8th Avenues. The 7:30 a.m. blast caused smoke to fill the passageway, which was crowded with throngs of Monday morning commuters.
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