Manhattan 'explosion': Police responding to reports of incident at bus terminal

Manhattan 'explosion': Police responding to reports of incident at bus terminal

Manhattan 'explosion': Police responding to reports of incident at bus terminal

New York City Police Department Commissioner James O'Neill identified the suspect as Akayed Ullah.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and President Donald Trump have been briefed on the incident. "Thank God the perpetrator did not achieve his ultimate goals".

The device was attached to his body using Velcro and zip ties, NYPD Deputy Police Commissioner John Miller said.

"Sources in NYPD are saying there was a confirmed bombing in #PortAuthority NYC and that shots were fired".

The improvised device was only partially detonated, officials said, characterizing the incident as an "attempted terror attack".

Video from the underground hallway shows the moment the device exploded. One of those injured was the suspect, the Associated Press reported.

On Oct. 31, eight people were killed and a dozen more injured after a truck plowed into pedestrians near the World Trade Center. Collins was assisted by three other officers: Sean Gallagher, Anthony Manfredini and Drew Preston. "We're going to keep being New Yorkers". Officials said he lives in Brooklyn and possibly was born in Bangladesh. He and three others suffered injuries that are not life threatening, the NYPD said.

"There were several injuries, we hope minor and it was handled extraordinarily well", Governor Cuomo said.

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"Let's get back to work", the mayor said.

The explosion triggered a massive emergency response by police and fire both above and below ground, tangling subway and bus service at the nearby Port Authority bus terminal. The normally busy area was empty after police evacuated the area.

According to MSNBC, citing former NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton, the preliminary information suggests the suspect is in his 20s, possibly from Bangladesh, living in the United States for seven years, "who supposedly was setting the device off in the name of Daesh".

Suspect affiliations: It's unclear if Ullah is linked to any terror organization, but when asked if Ullah was connected to ISIS, O'Neill responded only that Ullah "did make statements, but we will not talk about that".

Law enforcement officials said he was inspired by the Islamic State group but had apparently not had any direct contact with the group. We will never allow them to disrupt us. "I just thought, not another situation again".

Mr Cuomo said the attacker apparently used the internet to obtain information on how to make a bomb.

Sanders followed up during the afternoon White House press briefing to call the incident terrorism and praise responders on the scenes. He added that security in Manhattan will be enhanced on Monday. "We must protect our borders, we must insure that individuals entering our country are not coming to do harm to our people, and we must move to a merit-based system of immigration".

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