NEW YORK – A Bangladeshi immigrant still recovering from the injuries in the failed pipe bombing of the New York subway system has pleaded not guilty to terrorism charges.
Akayed Ullah entered the plea Thursday after he was accused of a day earlier, on charges that he provided material support to a terrorist organization and use a weapon of mass destruction.
Ullah was the only person seriously injured on Dec. 11 when the bomb went off in a corridor connects the subway to Manhattan, Port Authority bus terminal.
Authorities said Ullah reviled President Donald Trump on Facebook for the attack. The president later demanded tightened immigration rules.
Prosecutors say Ullah wanted to cause carnage to avenge U.S. aggression in the direction of the Islamic State of the group. The pipe bomb never fully exploded.