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5 Things to Know About the NYC Bombing

5 Things to Know About the NYC Bombing

NYC terror suspect, identified as 27-year-old Akayed Ullah. (Law enforcement source)

By    |   Monday, 11 December 2017 11:55 AM

An explosion at New York City's Port Authority Bus Terminal that occurred on Monday morning is believed to have been a terror-related incident, authorities said.

The explosion that injured four and led to an evacuation was caused by an "improvised low-tech explosive device" that was detonated in the 42nd Street passageway between 7th and 8th avenues, NBC News reported.

Here are five things to know about the explosion:

1. A suspect has been arrested.

Police have a 27-year-old suspect identified as Akayed Ullah, in custody, Time reported.

He is being treated for lacerations and burns to his hands and abdomen at Bellevue Hospital, according to CNN.

2. The bomb was strapped to the suspect's body.

Authorities think Ullah intentionally detonated a pipe bomb-based device that was strapped to his body with Velcro and zip ties during rush hour, NBC News reported.

There have been reports that the bomb may have gone off prematurely.

3. Four people were injured.

Ullah suffered the worst injuries but three others sustained minor injuries related to the explosion, including ear ringing and severe headache, Deadline reported.

4. The incident was an act of terror.

Based on preliminary information, former NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton said that the explosion was carried out in the name of ISIS, NBC News revealed.

Police Commissioner James O'Neill said it was a "terror-related incident," CNN noted, while Mayor Bill de Blasio confirmed it as an "attempted terrorist attack," according to Time.

"Thank God the perpetrator did not achieve his ultimate goals," de Blasio said.

Deadline noted that the suspect made a declaration of allegiance but authorities have not confirmed any additional information.

5. The suspect was working alone.

Mayor de Blasio said the suspect was believed to have acted alone, BBC said.

According to ABC News, Ullah lived in Brooklyn but is originally from Bangladesh. He has been living in the U.S. for seven years.

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