Attempted Terrorist Attack Near Times Square NYC. ISIS Previously Threatened To Attack Times Square This Christmas.
The suspect Akayed Ullah injured himself and three others with a homemade bomb. The 27-year-old man detonated device strapped to his body.
Originally, he was reported to have come to the U.S. from Bangladesh. There was a second device found on the suspect who is being treated at Bellevue Hospital.
Subway lines were evacuated, and dozens of emergency vehicles swarmed the area near New York’s Times Square early Monday morning after an explosion triggered chaos near the Port Authority bus terminal.
Either the bomb malfunctioned or did not go off the way it was supposed to, according to one NYPD source.
One witness reported seeing wires dangling from the suspect’s vest.
It had been previously reported that ISIS planned to detonate a bomb in Times Square and European Christmas markets. Notice the box of dynamite next to Santa.