ISIS-Inspired Muslim Suspect In Custody After NYC Pipe Bomb Terrorist Attack

Here’s the latest details on the rush hour terrorist attack in NYC…

From Zero Hedge:

Update 3: The New York Post reports, an ISIS-inspired Bangladeshi national set off an homemade explosive device at the Port Authority Bus Terminal subway station Monday morning, law enforcement sources said.

The suspected bomber – a 27-year-old who lived in Brooklyn – had wires attached to him and was armed with a five-inch metal pipe bomb and battery pack as he walked through the Manhattan transit hub, sources said.

Police took the man into custody.

Former NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that the man was inspired by ISIS and originally from Bangladesh.

There was at least one injury and the wounded was the suspect. The man, who was seriously injured, was taken to Bellevue Hospital.

Investigators briefly spoke to the man, who told them he made the explosive device at the electrical company where he works.

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Update 2 : The Terrorist in NYC attack is injured and in custody. Bomb exploded prematurely. The suspect is reportedly a Muslim man from Brooklyn, east Flatbush area, Investigators are on the way to his home, for further investigations

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A clip of the moment an alleged pipe bomb exploded at Port Authority around 6:30am on Monday morning has been released.

Meanwhile, according to Sarah Sanders, president Trump has been briefed on the explosion.

Also, according to a report that conflicts with previous news, the suspect’s explosive vest went off prematurely at Port Authority, resulting in the death of the suspect.

However this has been promptly refuted, and we now know that the attack is being treated as a possible terror attack:

The latest developments:

  • PORT AUTHORITY BUS TERMINAL EXPLOSION CAUSED BY PIPE BOMB. FEW INJURIES, SUSPECT IN CUSTODY: ABC7
  • FEW INJURIES AFTER THE EXPLOSION TOOK PLACE BELOW GROUND AT PORT AUTHORITY
  • POLICE SOURCE TELL NY1 SUSPECT WAS WEARING AN EXPLOSIVE VEST: BBG
  • PORT AUTHORITY SUSPECT HAD POSSIBLE SECOND DEVICE; IN CUSTODY: PIX11
  • THE POLICE HAVE VIDEO AND ARE CONFIDENT THE SITUATION IS CONTAINED

The person in custody has been confirmed by CNN:

As the Daily Mail notes, the first explosion was felt around 6:30am Monday morning in a Subway station near the Port Authority bus terminal in Midtown Manhattan, just blocks from Times Square.

The FDNY said they located a device near the passageway between the A and 1 trains, and that it’s possible this was a terror attack.  Police have taken one man into custody who was wearing a device with wires on him.  Law enforcement agencies have responded to the scene and have set up a perimeter around the area.

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One person is reportedly in custody after an underground explosion – which some speculated as a pipe bomb – took place at the Port Authority Bus Terminal.

According to the NYPD News twitter feed, the New York Police Department responded to reports of an explosion of unknown origin at Port Authority, located 42nd Street and 8th Ave, in Manhattan, while the A, C and E line are being evacuated at this time.

According to NBC News, the explosion has been confirmed…

… and Reuters adds that the New York Fire Department is likewise responding to an “incident” at Port Authority in New York City.

A WPIX reporter notes that the 1, 2, 3, A, C, E, N, Q, R, W and 7 train are bypassing 42 St. reports of explosion underground near 42nd and 8th Ave.

She also notes that at least one person was in custody following the explosion:

Good Morning America confirmed both the pipe bomb and custody aspects of the story.

Witness describe a “stampede” following the explosion at Port Authority.