Bangladeshi national ID'd as attempted suicide bomber in NYC

The attempted suicide bomber who set off an explosion during rush hour at Port Authority in midtown Manhattan has been identified as 27-year-old Akayed Ullah.

Ullah is a Bangladeshi national who was living in Brooklyn and was inspired by ISIS, according to law enforcement.

He got into the United States from Bangladesh about 7 years ago on an F43 visa, which is a preferential visa for people with family in the country who are citizens.

Ullah worked as a cab driver from March 2012 to March 2015, according to the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission. 

Akayed Ullah - New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission

(Akayed Ullah - New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission)

In the attack, Ullah packed a 5-inch metal pipe bomb and battery pack into the right side of his jacket. According to police he made the bomb at work.

The New York Post reported that Ullah worked for an electrical company, and that the device he made was pretty "low-tech."

Investigators are still trying to determine if he set the bomb off intentionally or if it went off prematurely. The explosion did not kill anyone, but it did injure four people. Three victims had minor injuries and one person was seriously hurt, but none of the injuries were life threatening.

Click here to read more at the Daily Mail.

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