Twitter photo of NYC near Port Authority after explosion
During the busy rush hour, Akayed Ullah, 27, from Bangladesh, approached the NYC Port Authority bus terminal with explosives strapped to his body. The “low tech” device exploded, lightly injuring three others near the bomber. The bomber was seriously injured. The incident occurred at around 7:20 a.m. in a below-ground walkway. The Mayor described the incident as an ‘attempted terror attack.’
“The device was homemade and could have caused catastrophic damage if it went off as intended.”
According to authorities, the bomb was attached to his body by velcro and zip ties. It was described as a “low tech device” “based on a pipe bomb” that had been stuffed with explosives.
The subways were closed or re-routed, but after two hours were back up and running.
There will be an “expanded presence” of the NYPD today, according to Mayor De