Akayed Ullah indicted for NY subway bomb attack

Akayed Ullah indicted for NY subway bomb attack

Akayed Ullah indicted for NY subway bomb attack

Ullah was indicted Wednesday on six counts, including attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and attempting to bomb a place of public use and a public transportation system.

Ullah could face life in prison if he is convicted of all charges in the attack, which occurred in a pathway linking the subway to the Port Authority bus terminal in Manhattan.

This undated photo provided by the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission shows Akayed Ullah, the suspect in the explosion near New York's Times Square.

Ullah made his first court appearance from his hospital bed in December: he could be seen on video laying on a hospital bed with his head propped up on a pillow and his body covered up to his neck in sheets.

Trump has taken the attack to drum support for his immigration ban, which, the White House said, would have prevented the attacker from entering the US.

Surveillance video captured the moment when, according to investigators, Ullah set off what law enforcement agents described as a poorly constructed pipe bomb.

US: New York bomb attack suspect indicted on 6 counts

Authorities also found a passport in Ullah's name with the handwritten notation: "O AMERICA, DIE IN YOUR RAGE".

The suspect accused of attempting to bomb a NY subway transit way was indicted by a grand jury on six federal charges Wednesday stemming from the botched December 11 pipe bomb attack.

Federal public defender Amy Gallicchio, Ullah's attorney, spoke to reporters outside the courthouse. He appeared to be the only person seriously injured during the incident.

The suspect, a Bangladeshi man, was in the USA on a chain migration visa, Department of Homeland Security Press Secretary Tyler Houlton said at the time.

Authorities said Ullah mentioned President Donald Trump in a Facebook post on the morning of the attack, which read, "Trump you failed to protect your nation".

U.S. District Judge Richard Sullivan has given the parties three months to share evidence before the next hearing on April 13. He has been housed at the Metropolitan Correctional Facility in Lower Manhattan since he was moved from Bellevue Hospital last month.

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