Akayed Ullah, the 27-year-old suspected bomber, had wires and a pipe bomb strapped to his physique. The machine exploded prematurely yesterday between two subway platforms close to Port Authority, which is America’s largest bus terminal.
Ullah is reported to be in a severe situation in hospital after struggling burns within the explosion. Three different folks suffered minor wounds within the blast throughout rush hour.
The suspect posted a press release indicating allegiance to ISIS on Fb earlier than the assault, the Day by day Beast reported, citing the grievance.
“Trump you failed to guard your nation,” accused Ullah wrote on Fb yesterday morning.
On his Fb web page, Ullah additionally posted a press release that he believed can be understood by members and supporters of the Islamic state to convey that he carried out the assault within the identify of ISIS.
A passport within the identify of Akayed Ullah with a number of handwritten notations, together with: “O AMERICA, DIE IN YOUR RAGE,” was additionally recovered from his residence.
The suspect was taken into custody after the machine partially exploded.
No group has claimed duty for the explosion to date, although it’s being handled as terror-related.
Ullah has been charged on 5 counts, together with offering materials assist and assets to terrorist organisations, use of weapons of mass destruction, bombing a spot of public legislation, destruction of property by way of explosive and use of harmful machine.
The pipe bomb comprised of a metallic pipe, which Ullah crammed with explosive materials that he created. He used Christmas tree lights, wiring, and a nine-volt battery to trigger the detonation of the pipe bomb.
Ullah crammed the pipe bomb with metallic screws, which he believed would trigger most harm. He used zip ties to safe the Pipe Bomb to his physique.
Primarily based on preliminary investigation, federal prosecutors stated Ullah carried out the December 11 assault partially due to the US authorities’s insurance policies in, amongst different locations, the Center East.
One in every of his objectives in finishing up the December 11 assault was to terrorise as many individuals as attainable. He selected to hold out the assault on a workday as a result of he believed that there can be extra folks, the cost sheet stated.
Federal prosecutors stated Ullah’s radicalisation started round 2014 when he began viewing pro-ISIS supplies on-line, together with a video instructing, in substance, that if supporters of ISIS have been unable to journey abroad to hitch ISIS, they need to perform assaults of their homelands.
He started researching how one can construct IEDs on the Web roughly one 12 months in the past.