Suspected Port Authority bomber hit with terror charges

The alleged Port Authority bomber has been formally hit with a slew of terror-related charges, authorities said Tuesday.

Akayed Ullah, 27, has been charged with criminal possession of a weapon, support act of terrorism, and making a terroristic threat in connection with Monday’s attack, police said.

Ullah, a native of Bangladesh living in Brooklyn, allegedly detonated a homemade pipe bomb at the start of the morning rush inside the underground subway passageway linking the Times Square and Port Authority subway stations.

The accused bomber suffered the most serious of the injuries inflicted in the blast and was taken to Bellevue Hospital.

Ullah told investigators from his hospital bed that he wanted revenge for decades of US attacks on Muslims, sources have said.

The charges were brought by the Port Authority Police Department.

Ullah was awaiting arraignment Tuesday.

Additional reporting by Daniel Prendergast.

Source: https://nypost.com/2017/12/12/suspected-port-authority-bomber-hit-with-terror-related-charges/

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