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Suspect Akayed Ullah may have made crude device himself
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 11, 2017 2:36 PM CST
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(Newser) – Did it go off prematurely or was it just kind of a dud? The NYPD is still trying to figure that out in the wake of Monday morning's pipe bomb explosion in the New York City subway. Only three bystanders suffered minor injuries in addition to the suspected bomber, who remains hospitalized with more serious injuries. Authorities, however, are clear on one thing: They say the explosion was a deliberate attempt at a terrorist attack on the city. Details and developments:

  • Video: Grainy surveillance video captures the moment of the explosion in a crowded subway corridor. See it via YouTube or the New York Times.
  • The suspect: He is identified as 27-year-old Akayed Ullah, a native of Bangladesh who lives in Brooklyn, reports the New York Post. Not much is known about him, other than that he held a license to drive a livery cab from 2012 to 2015, per the AP. ABC News reports that he more recently worked as an electrician. He reportedly came to the US about seven years ago on an F-4 visa, which goes to those who have relatives in the US who are citizens. Accounts differ, but he appeared to be living with his parents, brother, and sister.

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