New york Port Authority terror explosion: What we know
A 27-year-old man detonated a bomb under New York Port Authority station near times Square in an “attempted terror attack,” injuring three people. Here is what the government is up to now know.
A 27-year-old man inspired by ISIS, allegedly a small rush hour explosion in one of New York City’s busiest transport areas Monday morning.
Akayed Ullah, the accused is a Bangladesh national, who lived in Brooklyn, police said. The suicide bomber had strapped a pipe bomb to his body with Velcro and zip ties, according to law enforcement officials, although it was unclear whether he detonated the explosives or if the device went off prematurely.
Four people, including the suspect sustained non-life-threatening injuries in the explosion.
Here is a look at other failed terrorist attacks in the U.S.
Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Naphish tried to detonate what he believed to be a 1,000-pound bomb in front of the Federal Reserve Bank in New York City in October 2012. But the bomb did not explode for the then 21-year-old because it was a fake provided to him by undercover FBI agents.
Naphish, Bangladesh national who apparently came to the U.S. for school, intended for the formation of a terrorist cell in the U.S., according to the FBI. He was sentenced to 30 years in prison.
Umar Farouk We was sentenced to life in prison in 2012 after he tried to blow up an international flight with a bomb placed in his underwear.
The bomb in We the underwear is not good to explode on the 2009 plane from Amsterdam to Detroit. It has, however, lead to a small fire that left We burned in his groin.
He said that he wanted to bomb the flight and commit martyrdom for his Islamic faith, in response to the mistreatment of Muslims all over the world. We, who is now 30, was born in Nigeria.
Richard Reid, now 44, was arrested after he tried to blow up a trans-Atlantic airplane with explosives he had hidden in his shoes. He pleaded guilty to the planned attack on the nearly 200 people on the 2001 flight from Paris to Miami.
Born in England, Reid had converted to Islam and told a federal judge that he is a member of Al-Qaeda”, and pledged his allegiance to the “Osama bin laden.”
“I am an enemy of your country, and I don’t care,” Reid, who reportedly said in court.