TIMES SQUARE ATTACK – Attempted Suicide Bomber Inspired By ISIS, Used To Live In Bangladesh
By Fox News // December 11, 2017
Lived In Brooklyn Since 2011
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(FOX NEWS) – An attempted suicide bomber who set off a rush-hour explosion at the nation’s busiest bus terminal is a Bangladeshi national living in Brooklyn who was inspired by ISIS, law enforcement officials said.
The suspect in Monday morning’s blast at Port Authority in midtown Manhattan was identified as Akayed Ullah, 27.
Ullah strapped a pipe bomb to his body with Velcro and zip ties, and it detonated in a subway corridor, police said.
Details on a possible motive were unclear, though analysts at the SITE Intelligence Group noted that the pro-ISIS Maqdisi media group suggested a link between the attack and President Trump’s decision last week to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, The Washington Post reported.
Ullah lived in Brooklyn after he entered the U.S. in 2011 from Bangladesh on a chain migration visa, Department of Homeland Security Press Secretary Tyler Houlton said in a statement.
The DHS said Ullah came to the U.S. on an F43 visa, a preferential visa available for those with family in the U.S. who are citizens.
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