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Former NYPD Commissioner: Commuter Attack ‘ISIS Inspired’

by The Daily Signal | 3.27.18

Saagar Enjeti / December 11, 2017

An explosion Monday targeting a Port Authority bus station in downtown Manhattan apparently was carried out by a Bangladeshi immigrant inspired by the Islamic State terrorist group, former NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton told MSNBC.

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“Preliminary information indicates the attack was committed in the name of ISIS,” Bratton said, adding that the suspect is “possibly” a Bangladeshi man who has been in the U.S. for approximately seven years.

>>> Update: Authorities called the incident an attempted terrorist attack” and identified the man as Akayed Ullah, 27, originally from Bangladesh.

Bratton said the man was injured badly enough by the explosion that he could not be interviewed.

The Associated Press, citing a law enforcement official, noted that the suspect had the bomb strapped to him at the time of detonation about 7:20 a.m.

The incident would mark the second ISIS-inspired attack on New York City within the past two months.

Sayfullo Saipov, an Uzbek immigrant inspired by ISIS, mowed down tens of pedestrians and bicyclists on a busy New York bike path Oct. 31.

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