A suspect is in custody after what is being called an “attempted terrorist attack” underneath the Port Authority bus terminal in New York City just blocks from Times Square.
The 27-year-old suspect, #AkayedUllah, was injured in the arm and torso from the explosion. The suspect, originally from Bangladesh, has been in the United States for seven years and has an address in Brooklyn, sources said.
The crude explosive was set off in the subway in a passageway between 42nd Street and 8th Avenue and 42nd Street and 7th Avenue.
Authorities called the explosive an “improvised low-tech explosive device” that was held on the suspect with Velcro and zip-ties.
Three people were injured, but none of their wounds appear to be life-threatening, the FDNY said.
The explosion occurred at about 7:20 a.m. The terminal was temporarily closed and has since reopened.