Manhattan subway pipe bomb suspect indicted on terrorism charges

Manhattan subway pipe bomb suspect indicted on terrorism charges

Ullah reportedly said, "At this moment, not guilty", when asked to enter his plea.

Provoking fleeting panic on December 11, 2017, the attack caused no physical injuries except for Ullah, whom authorities rushed to Bellevue Hospital where doctors stitched him up and dressed his wounds. "I did it for the Islamic State", he allegedly said. The pipe bomb never fully exploded.

During a search of his Brooklyn apartment investigators recovered a passport with a handwritten note reading: "O America, die in your rage", as well as metal pipes, screws similar to those found at the explosion site, and wires, the complaint said.

Akayed Ullah was indicted by a jury in the Southern District of NY on six counts, including attempting to provide support to the Islamic State and attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction, the office said.

He said he had been inspired by ISIS attacks on Christmas markets in Europe, and was looking to retaliate for USA airstrikes in Syria, according to The New York Times.

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Ullah's public defender, Amy Gallicchio, would not explain the unusual phrasing. U.S. Magistrate Judge Katherine Parker is pictured at left on the bench beside the video monitor.

Akayed Ullah was indicted on six counts, including terrorism and various explosive charges, in connection with the detonation of a bomb in a subway station near the New York Port Authority Bus Terminal in December. He appeared to be the only person seriously injured during the incident.

Emotions ran high at the time of Ullah's arrest, which occurred in the middle of the holiday season and quickly fed the political machine.

He will be arraigned before Judge Sullivan. President Donald Trump and GOP leadership have publicly opposed this policy and have said the practice should be halted as part of any comprehensive immigration reform. He has been housed at the Metropolitan Correctional Facility in Lower Manhattan since he was moved from Bellevue Hospital last month.

Assistant U.S. Attorney George Turner estimated that any eventual trial would likely last roughly two weeks.