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An explosion near Times Square, New York was a failed ISIS attack 

The perpetrator of a pipe bomb explosion in a subway station near Times Square on Monday, Dec. 11, is in custody and the incident that was treated as a terrorist attack contained. He was identified by NYPD as Akayed Ullah, aged 27, who lived in Brooklyn. He came from Bangladesh, had been in the US for seven years and acted in the name of Akayed Ullah. The explosive apparently detonated prematurely on a subway passageway and injured the bomber before he could board a train. Three other people were injured, but multiple casualties were prevented. The suspect had strapped the homemade explosive device on his body, which would make this a failed suicide bombing. He later told investigators that that he made the explosive device at the electrical company where he works.

Police responded to the explosion at the Port Authority bus terminal at 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue, not far from Times Square. It occurred during rush hour. The A, C. and E subway lines were evacuated and closed.  Hours after the event, eight subway lines are still closed and tens of thousands of New Yorkers were walking to their jobs through silent streets. President Trump was briefed on the explosion.

The New York police commissioner James O’Neill, NY Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blassio all confirmed later that the explosion at the major transport hub of the Port Authority was a terrorist attack.  The suspect now in custody was being treated in hospital for major, though not life-threatening, burns from what they called a very low-tech pipe bomb device strapped to his body. Three others suffered minor injuries. The three officials praised the first responders and law enforcement, which was “the best in the world.” The mayor said there was no specific, credible terrorist threats at this time.  New York is constantly an international target, he said, but “The reality is better than the fear. They won’t disrupt us.”
The police commission reported that 3,000 police officers are working transit hubs every day.
New York’s anti-terror forces are on high alert at train and bus transport hubs in preparation for potential terrorist attacks in this holiday season leading up to Christmas.

 

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6 thoughts on “An explosion near Times Square, New York was a failed ISIS attack 

  • Dec 11, 2017 @ 17:55 at 17:55
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    Trump is only partially right with extreme vetting. Vetting is good, but extreme vetting is only excellent, what is really needed is over-vetting, not only for admissions, but also for past admissions. Let’s keep it on the safe side! Oh, and there should be citizenship review clauses wrong admissions or false allegiance.

    Of course, democrats would call for Walmart selling pipebombs with 75% reduction for bangladeshi and paki, and so, but what’s really no bulshitting in what they say?

    • Dec 11, 2017 @ 18:24 at 18:24
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      This last statement is not fully accurate, here is the exception: once a very proeminent democrat said “i did not have sexual relations with that woman” which is absolutely right, these were only quickies, do not count like a good old banging.

    • Dec 11, 2017 @ 18:48 at 18:48
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      Democrats all over the world are a little askew, the higher their position the harder they fock up, like the califa Hillary with Benghazi, or even worst, the imam John Kerry with Iran. Not the mention Herzog Bunny Isaac who said about Kerry “has always been a great friend of Israel and will always be” right after the deal with Iran! Could you imagine a more stupid statement?

  • Dec 12, 2017 @ 3:00 at 3:00
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    I think the end times are nigh. I find myself agreeing with Jim “Camel” Carrol.

    Good job on the counterterror, guys. Yes, it’s a big city, but we have to give credit where credit is due – stupid terrorists beat good security any day of the week, and poor security every day of the year, and this isn’t the first time that this has been the case. Of course, to have to rely on stupidity from the terrorists doesn’t say too much about the security, does it? [Keep in mind, this only refers to the stuff released publicly. Privately…well, in terms of public knowledge, the PR isn’t too good.]

    Happy holidays to all. If you happen to be a mail bomber, look through your packages; your holiday present will be marked ‘Return to Sender’. If you happen to have one with an 1800s-type rope attached, then be sure to leave it for Santa by hanging it in the sock above the fireplace. Leave the rope out so that it’s easier to reach.

    • Dec 12, 2017 @ 5:02 at 5:02
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      Not that I know of. Besides, I gave you a half-joking compliment. The ‘Camel’ part wasn’t my line, but it’s good enough for you to consider it a badge of honor, of sorts. It’s more than most have given you, probably because in this case, it was right to the point.

      Don’t push it.

      By the way, why the camels? Why not goats for a change? After all, while camels are native to the Middle East, goats are around the world, and they get at least as much…ah, “personal” treatment.

  • Dec 12, 2017 @ 11:04 at 11:04
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    really we just need to ban all muslims

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