Attempted Terror Sends NY Bus Station into Panic

Victims sustained only minor injuries

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Photo by Jeenah Moon

Emergency vehicles arrived on the scene

Sam Klemme, Entertainment Editor

Dec. 11, 2017 — Early Monday morning, a man walked into a busy bus terminal with a pipe bomb strapped to himself. The suspect, identified as 27-year-old Akayed Ullah, detonated the device with little to no harm done to bystanders.

As many as three people nearby were injured, but these injuries were minor. Some suffered headaches, others reported ringing in their ears. All were able to transport themselves to a nearby hospital.

Photo by NY Dept of Motor Vehicles, via Associated Press
Akayed Ullah as depicted by his ID

Ullah had no criminal record and came to the United States in 2011 with an immigrant visa to later become a legal citizen. He had several burns and lacerations to his side and hands. He was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Within several hours of the attack, Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke about the event. “Thank God the perpetrator did not achieve his ultimate goals,” de Blasio said. De Blasio states that New York is a beacon of freedom and liberty and for that reason, some may want to disrupt it to panic the United States.

Many MTA subway systems were rerouted to make sure safe transit continued to be available.

Sam Klemme

Sam joined the Flightline in January of 2017. He is a senior this year, involved in choir, theater and cross country. Outside of school, he sings to himself and sits in his basement. You can email him at [email protected]