One Person Arrested After Pipe Bomb Explosion in NYC
NEW YORK, NY -- One person is in custody following an explosion this morning at New York City's Port Authority Bus Terminal.
ABC News says the suspect, 27-year-old Akayed Yullah, is alive but badly hurt. Yullah is an immigrant who currently lives in Brooklyn.
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Yullah had a pipe bomb attached to his body using a combination of zip-ties and Velcro, according to NYPD. Police Commissioner O'Neil called it an "improvised, low-tech explosive device" that was "intentionally detonated."
LATEST: Device used in Port Authority explosion was based on a pipe bomb, affixed to suspect's person using combination of zip ties and velcro, NYPD says. https://t.co/hC21Z5P67P pic.twitter.com/tO6paK70yE
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The FBI, ATF and other agencies will examine the device to learn more.
The New York Fire Department confirms four people, including Yullah, were injured in the blast. City officials say three people standing near the blast took themselves to the hospital with minor injuries, including headache and ringing of the ears.
New York City officials says that three people that were in proximity of the explosion removed themselves from the Port Authority scene and took themselves to the hospital with minor injuries, including ringing in the ears and headaches. https://t.co/o5sylewK58
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Subway service has been suspended and the subways have been evacuated.
Update regarding explosion at 42nd St and 8th Ave, in subway: One male suspect is in custody. No injuries other than suspect at this time. Avoid the area. Subways bypassing #PortAuthority and Times Square Stations. Info is preliminary. pic.twitter.com/bEAdjq8mYc
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