Terror suspect Akayed Ullah could be arraigned as soon as Wednesday.
Ullah is facing federal charges, including use of a weapon of mass destruction, after an explosion at a subway station at the Port Authority Bus Terminal. Authorities said he had been planning the attack for weeks.
“As thousands came into New York City through Port Authority, the Port Authority bus terminal, one man came with a hate-filled heart and an evil purpose,” Acting U.S. Attorney Joon Kim said.
Acting USA Kim: Like the many alleged terrorists before him, Ullah will find NYC justice — tough justice, fair justice & swift justice.— US Attorney SDNY (@SDNYnews) December 12, 2017
Authorities said Ullah chose the location and timing of the explosion to try and maximize the damage. The homemade bomb did not properly detonate though, and while a handful of people were injured, Ullah was the only one to suffer serious injuries.
A search of Ullah’s Brooklyn apartment was conducted on Monday. Inside, authorities found materials consistent with making a bomb.
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