More details released on NYC terror suspect (videos)


Akayed Ullah, the 27-year-old terrorist who attempted a suicide bombing Monday, during morning rush hour at New York City’s Port Authority subway near Times Square, is now known to be an immigrant from Bangladesh.

Ullah was living in Brooklyn and came to the United States in 2011 through a policy termed “chain migration.”

Ullah’s attempted suicide bomb “did not fully detonate,” but four people received minor injuries from the incident, though none of the injuries were considered life-threatening.

Authorities have reported that he was inspired by ISIS, and had reportedly strapped a 5-inch metal pipe bomb and a battery pack to his body with Velcro and zip ties.

He also had a second device with him, authorities have reported.

According to Homeland Security, Ullah came to the United States shortly before his 21st birthday, in February 2011, on an F43 family visa, which gives preferential treatment for those who have family already in the United States.

Soon after he arrived, he became a licensed cab driver, as confirmed by the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission.

From March 2012 to March 2015, he was licensed as a cab driver but did not renew his license after it expired in 2015. It has not been confirmed whether Ullah actually worked as a cab driver, or if he was simply licensed to do so. It was confirmed that he was not licensed to drive a yellow taxi cab.

Fox News reported that Uber said they have no record of Ullah having ever worked for them.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the pipe bomb was a “low-tech device,” which Ullah told them he made at an electrical company where he is employed. The name of the company was not revealed.

It is being reported that Ullah has engaged in “extensive” travel outside the United States since he first arrived as an immigrant.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Monday, “The president’s policy has called for an end to chain migration. And if that had been in place, that would have prevented this individual from coming to the United States.”

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