It was a scary day in New York City on Monday after a bomb exploding during the morning hour under the city’s Post Authority bus terminal.
According to Mayor Bill de Blasio, the 7:20 a.m. ET explosion on Monday “was an attempted terrorist attack.”
The suspect, 27-year old Akayed Ullah, was injured after it went off as well as three other innocent bystanders.
Ullah had been carrying the low tech device during rush hour at the world’s busiest bus terminal and then detonated it in a pedestrian tunnel under 42nd Street between 7th and 8th avenues.
The NYPD has said that Ullah is in custody and that the injuries he suffers as well as the injuries of the three other people are not life threatening.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo stated, “We’re not going to allow them to disrupt us — that’s exactly what they want, and that’s exactly what they’re not going to get.”
Former NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton, citing three sources, said that “It is a man in his middle 20s probably, possibly from Bangladesh. Been in the country about seven years, who was supposedly setting the device off in the name of ISIS. So definitely a terrorist attack, definitely intended.”