Everything We Know About the NYC Pipe Bomb Explosion

A video of the blast has been released. 

By Gina Tron

Manhattan was rocked by the detonation of a pipe bomb on Monday morning inside Port Authority, one of New York City’s busiest transportation hubs, where both buses and trains operate.

 

Here’s what we know so far:

A suspect has been arrested

A 27-year-old man from Brooklyn has been arrested. He has been identified as Akayed Ullah.

He may have been a suicide bomber

A police source told CBS News that it may be have been the work of an attempted suicide bomber.

The bomb was strapped to the suspect

Ullah allegedly had a bomb strapped to him, described as a 5-inch metal pipe bomb with a battery pack. It was reportedly strapped to Ullah’s stomach. Wires were seen sticking out of him. It was hidden under his jacket.

It was only partially detonated

The bomb reportedly failed to some degree. It reportedly went off prematurely. It could have been much worse. CNN reported that it wasn’t  intended to go off in that area.

He was inspired by ISIS

Former NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that Ullah was inspired by ISIS.

It’s being considered a terrorist attack

Bratton referred to the blast as a terrorist attack.

There are injuries

Ullah and three others were injured in the blast.

[Photo: Twitter]

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