Early this morning, a pipe bomb exploded in the Times Square area of New York City. Now, more details have surfaced.
According to CNN, the man was wearing “a homemade pipe bomb,” which detonated in a walkway at the Port Authority Bus Terminal. Three people were reportedly injured, including the suspect, who has been identified as Akayed Ullah, 27. He is reportedly from Bangladesh and the attack was ISIS-inspired. Just as a point, Bangladesh is not a country on Trump’s travel ban list.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of the attack.
rayers up for New York City. According to published reports there was a pipe bombing in the Times Square area of Manhattan early this morning.
“At least one person is injured and one person is in custody after a suspected pipe bombing in Manhattan, according to police. Multiple subway lines have been evacuated, and trains are bypassing Times Square and Port Authority,” WPIX, a local New York station, reported. The NYPD’s twitter account revealed the explosion was between subway lines. See below:
Former New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton told MSNBC’s Morning Joe the suspect, who is in custody, is from Bangladesh, a male in his mid twenties and “the act was being committed in the name of ISIS.” The suspect reportedly had a pipe bomb. As of now, the attack appears to be a lone-wolf. Here is a video of the explosion:
We will keep you updated as more info surfaces.