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New York Explosion: Attacked in the name of ISIS, officials say
Posted on: 12-12-2017 , 12:43:PM | DY365 Bureau

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 December 12, 2017: A man wearing a homemade pipe bomb set of the explosive in a busy transit hub on Monday, injuring five and setting off panic during the morning commute. 

The authorities said the explosion in a walkway below Port Authority Bus Terminal was an isolated attempted terrorist attack. Officials said that the suspect, Akayed Ullah, a 27 year-old, pledged allegiance to ISIS and said he acted in response to Israeli actions in Gaza. 
Investigators said the suspect had at least two devices, law enforcement source with knowledge of the investigation. The device that detonated was a foot-long pipe that contained black powder, a battery, wiring, nails and screws. It was attached to Ullah with Velcro and zip ties. Investigators did not elaborate on the second device.
The suspect was first spotted on a security camera as he began to climb the subway station stairs to the 18th Avenue F. train platform in Brooklyn at 6:25 a.m. about an hour before the attack, according to one law enforcement official with direct knowledge of the investigation.
He then switched to the A train at Jay St./Metro Tech stop in Brooklyn before exiting the train at the Port Authority Bus Terminal stop in Manhattan, the same law enforcement official says.

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