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Explosion rocks New York commuter hub, Suspect held reportedly Bangladeshi


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12.12.2017

Tanzim Taqrim

On Monday as the city’s Mayor Bill de Blasio said was an “attempted terrorist attack”, a subway station in the center of Manhattan,four people were injured in the blast. He also said, “Thank god the perpetrator did not achieve his ultimate goals,” reports Prothom Alo.New York Times reports police have identified the suspect as 27-year-old Akayed Ullah. He is in serious condition at Bellevue Hospital Center. New York police commissioner James O’Neill said the 27-year-old suspect had leashed the explosive device to his body.The suspect has been in the United States for seven years and has an address in Brooklyn. Former New York police Chief Bill Bratton said that he had been told the suspect was originally from Bangladesh and possibly acting in the name of the Islamic State group. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said, “This is New York. The reality is that we are a target by many who would like to make a statement against democracy, against freedom.”
The blast which took place in the station at the Port Authority bus terminal which is not far from New York’s iconic Times Square flashed commuter panic and travel disruptions.New York Post reported deriving sources in the police that the suspect had wires attached to him and a 5-inch metal pipe bomb and battery pack attached to his midsection.Shortly before 8:00 am US time the blast occurred, when large numbers of people were rushing to work.White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders wrote on Twitter that President Donald Trump was briefed on the explosion. Cuomo said, “We have the Statue of Liberty in our harbor, and that makes us an international target. We understand that.”


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