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New York City terror attack: What we know about the suspect

New York City terror attack: What we know about the suspect

Police say Akayed Ullah is the bomb suspect.

The explosive detonated at about 7:20 a.m.in a subway passageway between Times Square and the Port Authority Bus Terminal.

O'Neil said that that the joint task force of city and federal officials was carrying out a "thorough background investigation" of Ullah who lived in Brooklyn.

"He never took his hands out of his pockets", said the voice in the video after the bomb's detonation.

WPIX TV also reported that according to police, the suspect was of Bangladeshi origin and he was injured when the explosive device went off and is hospitalised.

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Four persons suffered minor injuries, official said. A terrorist drove a truck into pedestrians near the World Trade Center on October 31, killing eight people.

Former NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton told MSNBC's Morning Joe that the suspect "supposedly was setting the device off in the name of ISIS" and that it was "definitely a terrorist attack, definitely intended". New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said hearing of a bomb in the subway is "one of our worst nightmares".

He said that the city was on high alert with stepped up police patrols.

"I didn't see anything I just heard an explosion and I ran out like everyone did to look for the nearest exit", 911 caller Carmen told the New York Post.

NY governor Andrew Cuomo said the bomb used was an "effectively low-tech" device.