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NY police responding to reported explosion in midtown Manhattan

NY police responding to reported explosion in midtown Manhattan

According to the Times, federal and local law enforcement officials have indicated Ullah's prosecution will go through the US attorney for the southern NY district.

The suspect has been in the United States for seven years and has an address in Brooklyn, ABC News said. The suspect arrived in the United States with an immigrant visa on February 21, 2011, and is now a legal permanent resident holding a green card.

"Government of Bangladesh is committed to its declared policy of "Zero Tolerance" against terrorism, and condemns terrorism and violent extremism in all forms or manifestations anywhere in the world, including Monday morning's incident in New York City". His license to operate taxies in the city of NY lapsed in 2015, and although the suspect reportedly built the improvised explosive vest "at work", his place of employment has not yet been released.

The New York Police Department posted on Twitter at 1:44 PM (GMT -5), confirming it was responding to an explosion of "unknown origin".

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Police Commissioner James O'Neil told reporters that 27-year-old Akayed Ullah had on an "improvised low-tech explosive device attached to his body", which he "intentionally detonated".

He said three other people sustained minor injuries.

This story is developing and will be updated.


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