An “ISIS inspired” terrorist attack struck New York City today as a would-be suicide bomber strapped a deadly pipe bomb to his chest and detonated it in a crowd at Port Authority.
Apparently, radical Islamic terrorist and loser Akayed Ullah was as clusmy as he is wicked. A full pipe bomb explosion can kill and maim hundreds, yet thankfully there are only 4 reported injuries and no fatalities.
Not even the evil loser terrorist himself died! His stupidly-crafted device must have shot off weakly in one direction, making him look like a bottle rocket for a few moments.
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More from NBC News:
A suspected terrorist detonated a potentially deadly “improvised low-tech explosive device” inside a New York City subway passageway during Monday morning rush hour, injuring himself and three other people and causing chaos at one of the city’s key traffic hubs.
The device went off in the 42nd Street passageway between 7th and 8th avenues, and the suspect, later identified as Akayed Ullah, 27, was taken into custody, NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill said.
The incident happened at about 7:20 a.m. in the busy underground tunnel near both the Times Square subway station and the Port Authority Bus Terminal. None of the injuries were considered life-threatening, according to the Fire Department of New York.
Ullah was wearing a pipe bomb-based device that was affixed to his body with Velcro and zip ties, NYPD deputy commissioner John Miller said. Officials said Ullah was taken to Bellevue Hospital on Manhattan’s East Side with burns and other wounds.
Earlier, law enforcement officials told NBC News that the suspect was the only person hurt and that he had sustained a minor injury.
Ullah is a former taxi driver who was licensed from March 2012 to March 2015, according to the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission. Multiple senior law enforcement officials said that he had several traffic tickets with the NYPD, although they didn’t say what dates the tickets were from.
No other information about Ullah’s background was immediately available.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called the explosion an “attempted terror attack” and said there were no additional known incidents.
“Thank God the perpetrator did not achieve his ultimate goals. Thank God our first responders were there so quickly to address the situation,” de Blasio said.
President Trump’s strategy of taking out ISIS leaders – the “brains” of the operation – may still result in backlash from insane radicals.
But the attacks are more and more likely to fail due to lack of intelligence and resources.