Skip Nav
Hillary Clinton's Tweet About Donald Trump July 2018
Politics
Hillary Clinton's Latest Trump Tweet Was More Than Just a Roast — It Was a Premonition
Barack Obama Quote About Men Getting on His Nerves July 2018
Opinion
In Perhaps the Most Relatable Moment Yet, Obama Says, "Men Have Been Getting on My Nerves Lately"
Survivors of Larry Nassar's Abuse Accept Arthur Ashe Award
Aly Raisman
141 Survivors of Larry Nassar's Abuse Filled the Stage in a Powerful ESPYs Moment

New York City Bomb Explosion Near Port Authority Dec. 2017

Pipe Bomb Explodes in "Attempted Act of Terror" in New York City Subway Station

At 7:20 a.m. ET on Dec. 11, a 27-year-old man detonated a pipe bomb in the walkway between two of the busiest subway stations in Manhattan. Four people suffered minor injuries as a result of the blast, and the suspect — identified by police as Brooklyn resident Akayed Ullah, an immigrant from Bangladesh — was taken to Bellevue Hospital with burns and cuts to hands and abdomen. It is believed that the individual was acting alone, and the bomb failed to detonate fully.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio labeled the incident an "attempted terrorist attack" in a press conference about two hours after the suspect was taken into custody. The NYPD said that the pipe bomb that Ullah detonated was an "improvised low-tech explosive device," with John Miller, NYPD deputy commissioner for counterterrorism, adding that the device was "affixed to his person with a combination of Velcro and zip ties."

As a result of the incident, subway service throughout New York City was delayed and spotty — but as crowded as ever. "We're not gonna let these jerks ruin our lives," one commuter told Newsday. Officials have not confirmed a motive or any connection to any larger terrorist group at this time.

Image Source: Getty / Drew Angerer
From Our Partners
Survivors of Larry Nassar's Abuse Accept Arthur Ashe Award
Barack Obama Quote About Men Getting on His Nerves July 2018
Dictionary.com's Funny Tweets About Donald Trump
Reactions to Jokes About Donald Trump and Putin's Gay Affair
How to Make Politics Appeal to Young People
Hillary Clinton's Tweet About Donald Trump July 2018
How Jewel Rouge Used Fitness to Adapt to New York City
Jimmy Kimmel Responds to President Trump July 2018
Who is Trump Considering For Supreme Court Nominee July 2018
Paola Ramos Interview on Latinx and Vice Series July 2018
San Francisco Orange Sky After Wildfires July 2018
Celebrities at Families Belong Together March 2018
From Our Partners
Latest News
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds