Four Injured, One Arrested As Blast Rocks New York Bus Terminal

Four Injured, One Arrested As Blast Rocks New York Bus Terminal

Four Injured, One Arrested As Blast Rocks New York Bus Terminal

On Oct. 31, eight people were killed and a dozen more injured after a truck plowed into pedestrians near the World Trade Center. The New York Police Department's bomb squad was deployed to the scene. Fire officials said the report of an explosion came in around 7:19 AM.

Preliminary information, according to two law enforcement sources, one local and one federal, indicates a pipe bomb may have unintentionally exploded.

The incident was the second in the fourth quarter of the year that New York City saw one individual conducted terror attack in the busiest areas of Manhattan.

Miller cited the attacks of September 11, 2001, that killed more than 2,750 people in NY and almost 3,000 people total; and the World Trade Center bombing of February 26, 1993, which killed six people.

A pedestrian named Antonio told Xinhua that he was really concerned that such incident might seriously affect tourism in New York City because people will be anxious about their safety and choose to travel to other places.

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Mayor Bill de Blasio said: "This was an attempted terrorist attack".

He added that there are no additional known incidents or activities at this time. "Everybody was scared and running and shouting".

Authorities think Ullah intentionally detonated a pipe bomb-based device that was strapped to his body with Velcro and zip ties during rush hour, NBC News reported.

All MTA trains are bypassing the Port Authority and 42 St. stops as police investigated the incident.

No cars are allowed to exit the FDR Drive from 59th to 42nd Street, police said.

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How bomb was made: According to a senior NY law enforcement official and a city official being briefed on the investigation, Ullah told police he made the device at his workplace.

"A woman fell, and nobody even stopped to help her because it was so crazy,"Alicja Wlodkowski, 51, told the Times".

Police have identified the suspect in an explosion in NY as Akayed Ullah, a 27-year old Bangladeshi native who now lives in Brooklyn.

On a typical weekday, about 220,000 passengers arrive or depart from the terminal on more than 7000 buses.

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The Port Authority is a transportation hub where buses and trains operate.

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