The crude pipe bomb that exploded beneath the streets of New York serves as a chilling reminder of the vulnerability of the city’s subway system, a 24-hour-a-day operation with 472 stations and more than 5 million daily riders.
Zulifikar Haider hopes his daughter would live the American dream when she married a fellow Bangladeshi living in the United States, but that dream turns into a nightmare when the family see pictures of her husband wounded after allegedly trying to set off a bomb in a crowded New York commuter hub.
Akayed Ullah, accused of setting off a bomb in a crowded New York subway passage on Monday, was apparently influenced by sermons and write-ups of radical Muslim preacher Mufti Jasim Uddin Rahmani, police said.
Akayed Ullah, the Bangladeshi suspect in Monday's pipe bomb explosion beneath New York's Times Square, gave a leaflet of militant leader Jasim Uddin to his wife and asked her to read it in September last indicating that he was self-radicalized, says a top police official.
A would-be suicide bomber's rush-hour blast in the heart of the New York City subway system failed to cause the bloodshed he intended, authorities said, but it gave new fuel to President Donald Trump's push to limit immigration.
The suspect in Monday's New York subway blast looked at Islamic State propaganda online but is not known to have any direct contact with the militants and probably acted alone, law enforcers in the US found.
Law enforcers quiz the wife of New York subway blast suspect Akayed Ullah and his three relatives to know more information about the suspect.
The family of the man accused of setting off a pipe bomb in a crowded New York City subway corridor says it’s heartbroken and deeply saddened by the suffering the attack has caused.