Akayed Ullah, a Bangladeshi native aged 27, partially detonated a “low tech” explosive device which was affixed to his body. He tried to set off the rest of his bomb, but only part of it went off. Officers grabbed him and successfully removed the explosives without further incident. He is in te police custody being treated at Bellevue Hospital with burns to his hands and abdomen and also lacerations. Two of the three injured people took themselves to Mt. Sinai West, and one went on their own to Mt. Sinai Queens.
Terrorist after deflagration
The terrorist is expected to survive. Ullah said nothing before detonating the bomb. Former NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton, speaking on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” said preliminary information suggested Ullah “supposedly was setting the device off in the name of ISIS.” Authorities evacuated the A, C and E trains, but didn’t find any structural damage. The Times Square station was also evacuated. Ullah has been in the country for about seven years. Investigators were combing through subway surveillance video to figure out from where the assailant may have entered the area.