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We now know the name of the man who attempted to explode a bomb in the New York City Port Authority. In addition, video of the attack has been released by various media outlets.
The bomber’s name is Akayed Ullah, 27. He is from Bangladesh and was reportedly inspired by ISIS.
An ISIS-inspired would-be suicide bomber set off a homemade explosive device at the Port Authority Bus Terminal subway station Monday morning, seriously wounding himself and injuring three others, law enforcement sources said.
The man — a 27-year-old Brooklyn man identified by high ranking police sources as Akayed Ullah — had wires attached to him and a 5-inch metal pipe bomb and battery pack strapped to his midsection as he walked through the Manhattan transit hub.
The man partially detonated the device, which he was carrying under the right side of his jacket, prematurely inside the passageway to the A, C and E trains at Eighth Avenue and West 42nd Street around 7:40 a.m., sources said.
Police quickly took the man into custody.
Former NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that the man was inspired by ISIS and possibly born in Bangladesh.
Bratton, who said the man had been living in the US for seven years, “was supposedly setting the device off in the name of ISIS.”
“So, definitely a terrorist attack, definitely intended,” Bratton said.
The man, who suffered the most serious injuries, was taken to Bellevue Hospital.
Three others suffered non-life-threatening injuries, police said. One person was taken to St. Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital, another to Mount Sinai and another person was treated at the scene, officials said.
Investigators briefly spoke to the alleged bomber, who told them he made the explosive device at the electrical company where he works.
The picture above of the suspect on the ground is reportedly from the surveillance video included below, but that is unconfirmed.
The image first broke on Twitter, and spread quickly.
The Port Authority ISIS-inspired ISLAMIC TERRORIST's name is Akayed Ullah, 27, lived in Brooklyn, and came to the United States under, you guessed it, the OBAMA ADMINISTRATION! #nycbombing pic.twitter.com/35Ufwc6wqz
— Boston??Bobblehead (@DBloom451) December 11, 2017
Here is video of the bomb exploding as the bomber carried it, from The New York Post. It is not the best quality, but the explosion can be seen.
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