The New York Post has released a photograph of the alleged terrorist who detonated a pipe bomb in a walkway adjacent to an NYC subway, not far from Times Square, on Monday morning at 7:20 a.m. EDT.
The event took place near 42nd St. between 7th and 8th Aves.
It appears the bomber was walking towards the busy Times Square. Keep in mind, terror group ISIS released photos just weeks ago of Santa standing with bombs as he overlooked Times Square.
The bomb went off on Monday morning during rush hour. DML News has published CCTV footage which is said to be of the bomb going off. It ends with a man lying on the ground, thus, matching the photo released by the Post.
The man – a 27-year-old who lived in Brooklyn and is possibly of Bangladesh origin – had wires attached to him and a five-inch metal pipe bomb and battery pack strapped to his midsection, as he walked through the Manhattan transit hub, sources said.
FROM THE NEW YORK POST:
The man partially detonated the device, which he was carrying under the right side of his jacket, prematurely inside the passageway to the A, C, and E trains at 8th Avenue and W. 42nd Street at around 7:40 a.m., 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 possibly born in Bangladesh.
Bratton, who said the man had been living in the US for seven years, “was supposedly setting the device off in the name of ISIS.”
“So, definitely a terrorist attack, definitely intended,” Bratton said.
The man, who suffered the most serious injuries, was taken to Bellevue Hospital.
Two others suffered minor injuries, police said.
Investigators briefly spoke to the alleged bomber, who told them he made the explosive device at the electrical company where he works.
Emergency personnel flooded the scene following the incident.
Mayor de Blasio has been briefed on the incident.
The incident sent commuters into a frenzy.
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