The guy who strapped a pipe bomb to himself and set it off in an NYC subway has been captured alive … and police say it was “absolutely an attempted terrorist act.”
The bomber, now identified as 27-year-old Akayed Ullah, was walking in one of the tunnels underneath NYC’s Port Authority when the bomb went off. It appears something malfunctioned, or it was a very small explosive … police captured the man at the scene. NYPD says Ullah has been living in the U.S. for 7 years. He’s a Bangladeshi immigrant, and police say the attack was definitely a terrorist act, inspired by ISIS.
FDNY says a total of 4 people were hurt in the bombing … all non-life-threatening injuries. The Port Authority shut down all subways and the walking tunnels near the bombing.
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