A suspect in Monday’s New York City Port Authority Bus Terminal bombing has reportedly been taken into custody.
According to the New York Post, the suspect is 27-year-old Akayed Ullah — possibly of Bangladeshi origin — who lived in Brooklyn. The U.K. Daily Mail reported that Ullah was injured when a pipe bomb he was carrying detonated prematurely, injuring himself and three others.
Ullah is reportedly alive and in stable condition, according to the FDNY.
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Award-winning investigative journalist Lisa Daftari tweeted that NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton revealed to MSNBC that the suspect also “acted in the name of ISIS.”
The explosion took place near the Port Authority Bus Terminal at 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue shortly after 7 a.m. on Monday, Fox News reported.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted that President Donald Trump has been briefed on the incident.
According to Fox News, several people wrote on social media following the incident that mass chaos ensued after the explosion, leading to what some described as a “stampede.”
A bomb squad was reportedly on-scene after the explosion.
“A law enforcement source told CBS News senior investigative producer Pat Milton police are looking at a possible suicide bomber but the situation is fluid,” CBS News reported.
Many subway lines that pass under the bus terminal have been diverted while law enforcement officials investigate the area.
According to Fox News, “Port Authority is the largest bus terminal in the U.S. and about 232,000 commuters go through the area daily. The number of passengers is expected to jump to 337,000 daily by 2040.”
If the incident turns out to be terrorist-related, it will the second attack New York City has experienced in less than two months.
On Oct. 31, a terrorist killed eight and injured approximately one dozen more when he drove a truck down a bike path near the World Trade Center.
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