Update: 10:00 am via CNN
The New York City Fire Department just tweeted that four people suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the explosion. This total includes the suspect.
- What happened: A man wearing a homemade device set it off at Port Authority bus terminal near Times Square.
- The suspect: Police named 27-year-old Akayed Ullah. His motives are unclear.
- Injuries: Four people, including the suspect, were injured. None of those are life-threatening, according to FDNY.
“At this point in time, all we know of is one individual who, thank God, was unsuccessful in his aims,” Mayor de Blasio said.
Police Commissioner James O’Neil said the suspect’s name is Akayed Ullah, who is 27 years old.
He suffered burns and other wounds and is currently in the hospital.
“Preliminary investigation at the scene indicates that this male was wearing an improvised low-tech explosive device attached to his body. He intentionally detonated that device,” O’Neil said.
At least one person his injured and another police custody after device exploded in a Manhattan subway Monday morning. Several witnesses said that the explosions were heard around 7:45 a.m. EST.
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A man with a “possible second device” has been detained in a subway tunnel according to reports. He was described him as “having wires coming out of him.”
The New York Police Department sent a Twitter alert that the explosion occurred near 42nd street and 8th Avenue. Port Authority is a massive transit hub where several thousand people commute each day.
Source: Fox 61, CBSNews Twitter, Hello Beautiful
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