By Asish Samson
An explosion in the New York Port Authority Bus Terminus on the 42nd street in Manhattan reportedly injured several people on Monday morning according to law enforcement officials.
There are unconfirmed reports that a pipe bomb had partially exploded. The suspect has been injured and detained and is currently at a hospital. Another suspect with a possible second device was also arrested. He was said to be “having wires coming out of him”.
The A,C,E lines have reportedly been evacuated. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has been briefed as has been President Trump according to Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
The suspect is the only person said to be injured. This attempted suicide bombing takes precedence due to the fact that President Trump last week declared Jerusalem as capital of Israel which triggered global mass protests from Muslims and incidents of violence though as of now nothing is known about the suspect.
The Port Authority Bus Terminal as the largest serves 65 million people a year.
The attacker has been identified as Akayed Ullah, from Bangladesh. This attack is believed to be an Islamic terror attack in a response to President Trump declaring Jerusalem the capital of Israel.