A day after attempting to commit a suicide bombing in New York City, 27-year-old Akayed Ullah was charged in court with terror offenses. The suspect’s wife was also questioned.

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Today (Tuesday), 27-year-old Akayed Ullah, who attempted to commit a terror attack in New York City yesterday, was charged in court with terror offenses. A senior-level investigation official stated that Ullah’s wife was also questioned by local police in Bangladesh, where she lives.

Ullah is still hospitalized in critical condition and is suffering from burns. The suspect, who has lived in New York for the past seven years, detonated a homemade pipe bomb that he was wearing inside the New York Port Authority’s underground walkway, slightly injuring three people.

Photo credit: Reuters/ CNN/ Channel 2 News

Hours after the incident, CNN reported that according to local law enforcement officials, Ullah was motivated to carry out the attack due to Israel’s recent actions in Gaza. Authorities confirmed that Ullah pledged allegiance to ISIS.

The scene of the attempted terror attack in New York

The scene of the attempted terror attack in New York Photo credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News

As reported earlier by JOL, US President Donald Trump commented on the explosion, saying that it demonstrates the need for tougher immigration laws. Trump said that the suspect in custody came to the US on a family immigrant visa and added that this type of visa “is incompatible with national security.”