New York has once again been the target of a terror attack. This time, it happened in the port authority subway station, which is in the vicinity of Hell’s Kitchen in Manhattan.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the suspect had an “effectively low-tech device” on him this morning that he had detonated at Port Authority.
“We have the Statue of Liberty in our harbor, and that makes us an international target. We understand that. With the internet now, anyone can go on the internet and download garbage and vileness on how to put together an amateur-level explosive device. And that is the reality that we live with,” Cuomo said.
“The counter reality is that this is New York and we all pitch together and we are a savvy people and we keep our eyes open and that’s what see something, say something is all about.”
In addition, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has said that an explosion in the subway system is “in many ways one of our worst nightmares,” but the reality “turns out better.”
NYC Mayor quickly wieghed in on the latest terror attack to hit New York as well, adding that, “This was an attempted terrorist attack”.
“When we hear of an attack in the subway, it’s incredibly unsettling. And let’s be also clear, this was an attempted terrorist attack,” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said.
“Thank god the perpetrator did not achieve his ultimate goals. Thank god our first responders were there so quickly to address,” he said.
Now as the story is still developing, some details are sketchy, but so far, we know that the Port Authority terror attack consisted of a man who was wearing some kind of a homemade device and tried to set it off in the Port Authority bus terminal near Times Square, earlier this morning.
Police have identified the suspect’s as, Akayed Ullah, 27 years old.
According to authorities, the device either malfunctioned or didn’t go off as planned. Police have also said that they have one suspect in custody.
As of right now, 4 people, including the suspect, were injured in the Port Authority terror attack in NYC.
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