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These hero police officers took down the NYC pipe bomb explosion suspect

These hero police officers took down the NYC pipe bomb explosion suspect

NY [U.S.A.] Dec 11 (ANI): The explosion near Times Square on Monday morning was a terror attack in which the attacker has been taken into custody in injured condition, said authorities.

- Investigators confirm the suspect had at least two devices, a law enforcement source with knowledge of the investigation told CNN. Several people were hurt in the explosion, but all the injuries are said to be minor.

- Ullah is in custody and is now at Bellevue Hospital, where he is being treated for lacerations and burns to his hands and abdomen.

The incident was captured on security video, police said.

The 27-year-old man believed to have set off a pipe bomb in the New York City subway came to the U.S. from Bangladesh seven years ago with a type of preferential visa for people with relatives who are USA citizens or permanent residents, according to the Associated Press, citing sources.

Ullah is originally from Bangladesh and has been in the United States for seven years and has been living in Brooklyn. He also had a pipe bomb and battery pack on him, according to The New York Post.

The New York Police Department said in its official Twitter feed that there was an explosion of unknown origin and that some subway train lines were being evacuated.

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The New York Fire Department said it was responding to an incident at the Port Authority bus terminal in midtown Manhattan. The family says it expects more from the justice system. "Info is preliminary, more when available".

NY state Governor Andrew Cuomo, speaking at a news conference near the site, described the device as "amateur-level". "It was scary. It was just a lot of chaos but I didn't see any injuries". "They said 'suspicious package'".

Officials said the attempted bombing underscored New York City's status as a target for such attacks, citing the attacks of September 11, 2001, which killed more than 2,750 people in New York and almost 3,000 people in all, and the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, which killed six people.

Marlyn Yu Sherlock was at a retail store on the main floor of the terminal when people began flooding out of the subway entrance, "screaming, running in panic", she said.

The incident comes a few weeks after a deadly terror attack in Lower Manhattan.

"This is NY, the reality is that we are a target by many who would like to make a statement against democracy, against freedom", Governor Cuomo said. "And let's also be clear, this was an attempted terrorist attack".