New York subway blast: Three injured after Islamic State-inspired bomber detonates pipe bomb [Photos]
An immigrant from Bangladesh detonated a homemade pipe bomb strapped to his body in a crowded New York subway passage on Monday.
An immigrant from Bangladesh detonated a homemade pipe bomb strapped to his body in a crowded New York subway passage on Monday, injuring three people. The blast took place in the subway station at the Port Authority bus terminal, not far from the city's iconic Times Square. AP
The suspect, Akayed Ullah, was taken to a hospital after suffering burns from the explosive device. He told police investigators he wanted to avenge US airstrikes on the Islamic State group and was also inspired by Christmas terror plots in Europe. AP
Authorities attributed the minimal damage from the simple device attached to Ullah's chest to a malfunction. The bomb failed to detonate properly. AP
Ullah arrived seven years ago as the member of a family already in the United States, under what is known as "chain immigration." The White House turned this attack into a justification for its crackdown on immigration. AP