Suicide bomber strikes Port Authority

New York Post – by Larry Celona, Yaron Steinbuch and Natalie Musumeci

An ISIS-inspired Bangladeshi national set off an homemade explosive device at the Port Authority Bus Terminal subway station Monday morning, law enforcement sources said.

The suspected bomber – a 27-year-old who lived in Brooklyn – had wires attached to him and was armed with a five-inch metal pipe bomb and battery pack as he walked through the Manhattan transit hub, sources said.  

The man partially detonated the device, which he was carrying in the right side of his jacket, prematurely inside the passageway to the A, C, and E trains at 8th Avenue and W. 42ndStreet at around 7:40 a.m., sources said.

Police took the man into custody.

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Former NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that the man was inspired by ISIS and originally from Bangladesh.

There was at least one injury and the wounded was the suspect. The man, who was seriously injured, was taken to Bellevue Hospital.

Investigators briefly spoke to the man, who told them he made the explosive device at the electrical company where he works.

Emergency personnel flooded the scene following the incident.

Mayor de Blasio has been briefed on the incident.

The incident sent commuters into a frenzy.

“holy f–k. just was stuck in a running stampede at port authority bus terminal due to bomb scare. cops EVERYWHERE,” designer Chelsea LaSalle tweeted.

LaSalle followed up her tweet with another that read: “not a scare. actual explosion moments before i was about to get on the subway.”

Commuter Keith Woodfin tweeted: “I was exiting the Port Authority and the National Guard was running towards something shouting ‘Go, Go, Go.’”

All MTA trains were bypassing Port Authority-42 St. as police investigated the incident.

All New Jersey Transit buses were not stopping at Port Authority.

6 thoughts on “Suicide bomber strikes Port Authority

    1. Ed Zachary! No video from Las Vegas, the Pentagon, Oklahoma City, Sandy Hook…et al., ad nausea.
      This guy further demonstrates the need to close the boarders, and round up the ones already here. Like Darzak says: Dumbass.

  1. Well, as you sow, so shall you also reap.

    The American Empire has been blowing up and murdering innocents all over the globe for yrs.

    Also, letting God knows who in here, is very STUPID.

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