Attempted suicide bomber captured in premature detonation outside Port Authority
Early morning reports from various news sources state an attempted suicide bomber is captured in an attempted attack outside the Port Authority.
The man believed of South Asian origin reportedly saw a pipe bomb explode outside the Port Authority and is believed sympathetic to ISIS.
The only injury reportedly in the explosion may be the attempter bomber.
Subways were shut down, Times Square area reportedly seeing evacuations in the subway underneath the Port Authority.
This video is suggested as authentic capturing the moment of the explosion.
Exact moment ‘pipe bomb,’ explodes inside New York City’s Port Authority, leaving one person injured; Suspect in custody. pic.twitter.com/AnRcTJDCxu
— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) December 11, 2017
A woman on the scene stated she was caught in a stampede at the Port Authority:
holy fuck. just was stuck in a running stampede at port authority bus terminal due to bomb scare. cops EVERYWHERE
— chels (@chelsea) December 11, 2017
The NY Post tweeted a photo of the alleged ISIS sympathizer:
The suspected bomber had wires attached to him and was armed with a pipe bomb and a battery back, sources said; he was taken into custody https://t.co/4XhLGk0Ccm
— New York Post (@nypost) December 11, 2017
From the linked NY Post article:
Investigators briefly spoke to the man, who told them he made the explosive device at the electrical company where he works.
Update: Alleged ISIS sympathizer is Okayed Ullah per NYPD commissioner.
AP reports three others injured but non-life threatening in addition to the alleged terrorist.