New York City was shaken by an ISIS inspired explosion Monday morning at Port Authority near Times Square that authorities link to an attempted suicide bombing.
An explosion targeting the Port Authority Bus Station in downtown Manhattan Monday was allegedly carried out by an Islamic State-inspired Bangladeshi immigrant, former NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton told MSNBC.
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The suspect had an explosive device strapped to him that improperly detonated preemptively, injuring him and one bystander, Fox News reports.
Preliminary reports say the suspect had two explosive devices on him, one of which exploded, injuring him.
Bratton told MSNBC the pipe bomber at Port Authority is 37-year-old from Bangladesh and acted in name of ISIS. He has been a Brooklyn resident for seven years. He qualified his statements by cautioning that all the information is preliminary.