Update: An ISIS-inspired would-be suicide bomber set off a homemade explosive device at the Port Authority Bus Terminal subway station Monday morning, seriously wounding himself and injuring three others, law enforcement sources said.
The man — a 27-year-old Brooklyn man identified by high ranking police sources as Akayed Ullah — had wires attached to him and a 5-inch metal pipe bomb and battery pack strapped to his midsection as he walked through the Manhattan transit hub.
The NYPD is responding to reports of an explosion of unknown origin at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan.
UPDATE from Fox News: The suspected bomber was a 27-year-old man from Brooklyn, law enforcement sources told Fox News. Former NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton told MSNBC his sources in the department said the explosion was an “ISIS-inspired attack.” Bratton said the suspect was a man from Bangladesh who had been living in the U.S. for about seven years.
UPDATE from Fox News: Akayed Ullah, 27, set off the “effectively low tech device” in a subway passageway just before 7:30 a.m., New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a news conference. Ullah suffered burns and wounds to his body and appeared to be the only person seriously injured in the pipe bomb explosion, authorities said. At least three other people suffered injuries that were not life threatening.
There are two type of Muslims: Recently Rapidly Radicalized and Sleeper Cells.