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New York City Terrorist Used “Crude Device”? Doesn’t Mean We’re Safe!

Joe Scudder
Written by Joe Scudder

The New York City terrorist may have botched his plan, but I.E.D.s can be lethal.

The media seems to be comforting Americans by saying that the New York City terrorist pipe bomb was “crudely-assembled” or “amateur.”

Remember the Tsarnaev brothers and the people killed and maimed at the Boston Marathon in 2013? They used a couple of pressure cooker bombs. And in Afghanistan, Improvised Explosive Devices (I.E.D.s) have killed, maimed, and wounded many soldiers.

CBS New York reports, “Port Authority Blast Suspect Identified As Akayed Ullah, Is From Bangladesh And Lived In Brooklyn.

A suspect carrying a crudely-assembled improvised bomb is in custody following a blast in the underground walkway between Times Square and the Port Authority Bus Terminal Monday morning.

The blast happened at around 7:20 a.m. during Monday morning rush hour.

Three other people suffered minor injuries that are not considered life-threatening. The other three transported themselves to area hospitals with symptoms like ringing in the ears, officials said.

The suspect has been identified as Akayed Ullah, 27, who was wearing an improvised explosive device, Police Commissioner James O’Neill said.

Ullah intentionally detonated the device, O’Neill said.

Ullah is from Bangladesh and had been living in Brooklyn. He arrived in the United States in February of 2011 and had a visa. He came in with his parents and 3-4 siblings and subsequently obtained a Green Card and became a permanent U.S. resident.

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He was rushed to Bellevue Hospital with non life-threatening injuries. He suffered burns to his hands and abdomen.

Ullah made statements to investigators to the effect that he was inspired by ISIS.

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Pro-ISIS channels are celebrating Ullah as an “istishadi,” an attacker, CBS2’s Marcia Kramer said.

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About the author

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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