New York City Explosion: Injured Suspect Arrested  

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The New York City Policy Department (NYPD) arrested the suspect responsible for the explosion near the Port Authority Bus Terminal on Monday.

In a tweet, the NYPD said, “At approximately 7:20am this morning we had a terror-related incident in NYC. NYPD Police officers responded to calls for an explosion inside the subway passageway on W. 42 Street between 7th & 8th Avenues.”

Attacker is of Bangladesh descent

According to the NYPD, the suspect named Akayed Ullah is 27 years old and of Bangladeshi descent. He lives in Brooklyn.  He was wearing and improvised explosion device attached to his body and he intentionally detonated it. Police apprehended Ullah on the scene. He was transported to the hospital because of his injuries.

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The New York City Fire Department said three other individuals suffered minor injuries from the explosion.

A senior law enforcement official said the suspect admitted that he made the device at his work place.

New York City has the best law enforcement

In a press conference, Governor Andrew Cuomo said, “This is New York. The reality is that we are a target by many who would like to make a statement against democracy, against freedom.We have the statue of liberty in our harbor, and that makes us an international target.”