Suspect in New York City subway bomb attack charged

Suspect in New York City subway bomb attack charged

Suspect in New York City subway bomb attack charged

Immigration officials said that Ullah arrived in the United States from Bangladesh in 2011 on a family immigrant visa and has lived in Brooklyn ever since as a legal permanent resident. The A, C and E line are being evacuated at this time.

During a search of his Brooklyn apartment, investigators recovered a passport with the words "O America, die in rage" scrawled in it, the complaint says.

He suffered injuries that were not life-threatening and three people nearby suffered minor injuries, officials said.

"He was a good guy", said Mohammad Yousuf, a cab driver who prayed with Ullah at the mosque.

A news conference was planned for later Tuesday. Ullah does not appear to have had direct contact with ISIS members overseas, according to police.

Officials said Tuesday that Bangladesh counterterrorism officers are questioning Ullah's wife and other relatives.

"Today's terror suspect entered our country through extended-family chain migration, which is incompatible with national security", Trump said in a statement that called for various changes to the immigration system.

President Donald Trump was briefed on the incident at the White House.

The cousin, Emdad Ullah, told Reuters that Ullah and his family originally lived the Chittagong region in southern Bangladesh but moved to the capital, Dhaka, years ago.

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"Info is preliminary", the New York Police Department posted.

Akayed Ullah, a Bangladeshi man who attempted to detonate a homemade bomb strapped to his body at a NY commuter hub during morning rush hour is seen in this handout photo received December 11, 2017.

But the pipe failed to fully shatter and a 6-inch piece was discovered completely intact. But the attack sent frightened commuters fleeing through a smoky passageway. Investigators said it was not clear if the bomb was set off intentionally or went off prematurely.

The explosion blew one or both caps off the length of pipe, one of the people said, but did not did blast the length of pipe apart and turn it into shrapnel.

A federal law enforcement official told The Times that Ullah was "self-radicalized" after coming to the U.S. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Ullah told investigators he was inspired by recent calls by the Islamic State to commit attacks in Western cities around the Christmas holidays. Isis claimed responsibility, although the government blamed Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen, a Bangladeshi Islamic group, Foreign Affairs reports.

"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.

He "was living here, went through number of jobs, was not particularly struggling financially or had any known pressures", Miller said, adding Ullah "was not on our radar at NYPD, not on the Federal Bureau of Investigation radar".

Elrana Peralta, a customer-service worker for Greyhound, said she works in the Port Authority terminal complex near where the blast happened but did not hear the explosion.

Less than three hours after the blast, officials said all trains and buses were running, although the area around the blast was being bypassed.

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