NY police who responded to an explosion in Midtown Manhattan on Monday morning say that they have a male suspect in custody - and that he's the only person who was injured in the incident. Pipe bomb explosion at Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York CityBut Collins and other officers ran toward the scene to take down the person allegedly behind the explosion.
Elrana Peralta, a customer service worker for Greyhound, said she works in the Port Authority terminal complex near where the blast happened, but didn't hear the explosion.
Ullah, who lives in Brooklyn, was taken into custody and rushed to Bellevue Hospital with burns on his abdomen and hands.
- The suspect wore an "improvised low-tech explosive device attached to his body".
Despite it being rush-hour at the time of the explosion, only three people suffered minor injuries.
The family also says it's outraged by the way it was targeted by law enforcement, including pulling a teenage relative from class and questioning him without a parent, guardian or attorney present.
Four people were injured, including the suspect, 27-year-old Akayed Ullah, according to the New York Fire Department. All of the injuries were non-life-threatening, according to the Fire Department of NY.
"Let's be clear, as New Yorkers, our lives revolve around the subways", Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a news conference.
- "I did it for the Islamic State", Ullah told investigators, according to the federal complaint.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Donald Trump has been briefed on the incident.
Police quickly evacuated the Port Authority station and closed roads in the area, which were filled with police cars and ambulances with flashing lights. "Info is preliminary, more when available", it tweeted.
Location and time: The blast detonated around 7:20 a.m. ET in an underground walkway connecting two subway lines, officials said.
"From what I saw it sounded like it came from the subway, but I'm just guessing", he said.
Since the terror attacks of 9/11, several attacks have rocked NY.
On Oct. 31, eight people were killed and a dozen more injured after a truck plowed into pedestrians near the World Trade Center.