Alert : New York blast was 'attempted terrorist : mayor

Alert : New York blast was 'attempted terrorist : mayor

He was a licensed driver for the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission from 2012 to 2015, NYC TLC Deputy Commissioner for Public Affairs Allan J. Fromberg told CNN.

A man wearing an "improvised, low-tech explosive device" that was detonated this morning (Dec. 11) beneath New York City's Port Authority Bus Terminal, a major Manhattan transit hub, has been identified as as 27-year-old Akayed Ullah.

Hours after Monday's explosion, New York Gov.

New York City police say a man had an explosive device strapped on when it detonated while he was underground in the subway.

Surveillance video of the incident is being reviewed. A further review and witness interview is underway.

Ullah was subsequently taken into custody by law enforcement.

Four people have been injured in a blast at a subway station in the heart of Manhattan, in what the mayor of NY said was an "attempted terrorist attack".

"The reality is that we are a target by many who would like to make a statement against democracy, against freedom", Cuomo said.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio told the same news conference that the incident, which happened at the start of the city's rush hour, was "an attempted terrorist attack".

He added that there are no additional known incidents or activities at this time.

New York City bike path, in an attack for which Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility. Ullah is from the Bangladeshi city of Chittagong and is a US resident, the country's police chief said. The suspect is a Lawful Permanent Resident from Bangladesh who benefited from extended family chain migration.

President Donald Trump has been briefed on the explosion, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted.

It is the biggest and busiest bus terminal in the world, serving more than 65 million people a year. "When you hear about a bomb in the subway station, it is in many ways one of our worst nightmares".

The New York Post newspaper published a photo of the man lying on the ground with his shirt torn off and burn marks on his body.

He said the attacker obtained information on how to make a bomb from the internet.

The explosion hit a bus terminal in Manhattan near Times Square. A short piece of metal pipe was packed with low intensity explosive material and a handful of screws meant to cause injury.

NY governor Andrew Cuomo was on the scene. The Times talked to him as he recovered, and he lamented the frequency with which terror attacks seem to be occurring. "They've opened it up, they did what they had to do, and New Yorkers are gonna keep moving on and not let something like this stop them", commuter James Blihar said.