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Attack on the New York subways

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At 7:30 A.M. on December 12th, 2017, a small remote explosive was detonated in an underground subway on the New York Transit system. The explosion took place in the passage between Times Square and the Port Authority Bus Terminal – one of the busiest sections of the subway. Authorities have quickly labeled this as a terrorist attack and hove identified the probable culprit

Shortly after the initial explosion, Port Authority police struggled with a man named Akayed Ullah, who still had wires attached to his body and looked to be trying to detonate a second explosive. The bomb only partially went off and two PAPD officers grabbed Ullah and were able to remove the explosives and disarm them quickly, without many injuries. In total, the two part attack injured three commuters.

According to former NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton, The suspect set the homemade bomb off in the name of ISIS, “so definitely a terrorist attack, definitely intended.” Ullah is at Bellevue Hospital, being treated for burns sustained when the second bomb partially detonated.

At a press conference, New York Mayor Bill De Blasio said, “Thank God he did not achieve his goal. Thank God the only injuries we know about at this point are minor.”

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