A federal prosecutor in Manhattan said that Akayed Ullah detonated a pipe bomb explosion at a busy bus terminal near Times Square wishing to apprehend as many credulous people as he could with him. Acting US Attorney for the Southern District Joon Kim said that it was a remarkable fortune that no person was injured except himself.
Ullah resided in Brooklyn and is of Bangladeshi origin. DHS spokesman Tyler Houlton said that he made it to US on an F43 family immigrant visa in 2011. He was an extremely law abiding citizen who profited from expanded family chain emigration. According to the court documents he confronts five federal terrorism-related charges and three state terrorism-related charges. According to the precursory background inspection, he did not hold any criminal record in US.
Sahely Ferdous, a Bangladesh police spokeswoman said that he did not possess a criminal record in his native place. Ferdous said Ullah traveled last to Dhaka in September but did not know why. A federal law enforcement source said Ullah’s journey overseas was not important for the professed arrangement of this attack.
According to Ferdous, police in Bangladesh have been conversing with Ullah’s wife to learn more about the influence and his joining of these activities. Ullah and his wife have a 1-year-old child, but she was ambivalent of the gender and had no knowledge as to whether the wife was living in Dhaka or just visiting. Ullah is now at Bellevue Hospital where he stays as he is gravely injured.