Explosion at New York’s Port Authority near Time Square … (UPDATE: Pipe Bomb Suspected)(UPDATE: Suspect in Custody)(UPDATE: ISIS Inspired)(UPDATE: Terror Suspect ID’d as Akayed Ullah) VIDEO of actual Explosion
EXPLOSION AT PORT AUTHORITY IN NYC …
It is being reported that there has been a possible terror attack and explosion at NYC’s Port Authority at approximately 7:30 am ET. Law enforcement officials have stated that the explosion was believed to be an “intentional act.” The suspect was carrying some sort of pipe bomb or other type of improvised explosive device that either went off prematurely or only partially detonated. The blast went off in an underground subway passage just 200 feet from the terminal at West 42nd St. and Eighth Ave.
There are reports of a possible terror attack in New York City, after an explosion was felt Monday morning in a Subway station near Times Square.
Commuters said they felt a blast in the Subway tunnels underneath the Port Authority Bus Terminal around 7:30am. The bus terminal is a major transit hub for people commuting to and from New Jersey by bus, and is located just a block from Times Square.
UPDATE I: Terror suspect in Custody.
One person is in custody after an improvised pipe bomb exploded during the morning rush Monday near the Port Authority Bus Terminal.
The device was apparently being carried by a suspect when it exploded prematurely. That suspect was injured and is in custody.
The suspect has only been identified as a man in his 20s, possibly from Brooklyn, CBS2’s Reena Roy reported.
Sources said the suspect had a second device on him, CBS2 reported. The suspect apparently suffered a laceration to his thigh in the blast.
At the 15 second mark of Video below can see when the detonation actually took place
UPDATE II: ISIS Inspired terror attack.
Former NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton, speaking on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” said preliminary information suggests the man is in his 20s, possibly from Bangladesh, “who supposedly was setting the device off in the name of ISIS, so definitely a terrorist attack, definitely intended.”
The man has been in the country for about seven years, Bratton said.
A homemade pipe bomb detonated in an underground walkway beneath the bus terminal near Times Square. Suspect Akayed Ullah, 27, and five other people were injured.
– He lives in Brooklyn and is of Bangladeshi descent, two law enforcement sources said.
– He arrived in the United States on an F43 family immigrant visa in 2011, DHS spokesman Tyler Houlton said, calling him a “lawful permanent resident from Bangladesh who benefited from extended family chain migration.”
– He has no criminal record in the US, according to a preliminary background check.
– Ullah also has no criminal record in his native Bangladesh, according to Sahely Ferdous, a Bangladesh police spokeswoman. Ferdous said Ullah last travelled to Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka — where he was born and raised — in September, but police had no information on why he was there.
– Ullah recently did electrical work close to Port Authority with his brother. That brother lives in the same apartment building as Ullah, according to law enforcement.
NYC Terror Suspect Sayfullo Saipov Felt Good About Attack and Asked to Hang ISIS Flag in Hospital Room
PLEASE STOP TRY TO FIGURE OUT WHY THEY DO IT, THEY ARE EVIL AND NEED TO BE PUT TO DEATH …
According to the New York Post, Sayfullo Saipov, the Uzbeki national accused of killing eight people on the Lower West Side Manhattan bike path this week on October 31, asked if he could hang the ISIS flag inside his Bellevue Hospital room. No, but we can hang you. I am surprised to do-gooder group has not said its his right to do so.
The Uzbeki national accused of killing eight people on the Lower West Side bike path was so loyal to ISIS that he asked if he could fly the terror group’s flag inside his Bellevue Hospital room, authorities revealed Wednesday.
Sayfullo Saipov also boasted that “he felt good” about the Tuesday-afternoon pickup truck attack, which injured 18, according to a federal criminal complaint.
Federal prosecutors said Saipov was inspired to commit mass murder by watching hours of ISIS snuff films on his cellphone, and had been plotting the heinous attack for at least a year.
“In particular, Saipov was motivated to commit the attack after viewing a video in which [ISIS leader] Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi .?.?. questioned what Muslims in the United States and elsewhere were doing to respond to the killing of Muslims in Iraq,” the complaint says.
President Trump says this “animal” should get the death penalty. Many agree.
Democrat NY Sen. Schumer Created Diversity Visas Which Invited Alleged Killer to NY (UPDATE: Trump Tweets, Terrorist “came into our country through what is called the ‘Diversity Visa Lottery Program,’ a Chuck Schumer beauty.”)
DIVERSITY VISAS? REALLY, LIKE THE USA IS SOME HOW NOT DIVERSE?
Yesterday’s terror jihadist who killed 8 people and injured nearly a dozen was a lottery winner of the diversity visa program. Guess who helped creates it, Democrat Senate leader, N.Y. Sen. Chuck Schumer, then Rep. Schumer in the 1990′s. Really? We have a diversity visa program in the most diverse country in the world? Its time for this to be stopped and immigration be based solely on merit. 29-year-old terrorist Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov was the recipient of this program.
The Democrats’ Senate leader, N.Y. Sen. Chuck Schumer helped create the diversity visa program which reportedly provided a green card to the Islamic immigrant who allegedly killed eight New Yorkers on October 31.
The diversity visa program was created in 1990 by then-Rep. Schumer in response to Irish lobbies in his New York district. Twenty-seven years later, it annually awards 50,000 visas by annual lottery to entrants from around the world, ensuring a cascade of subsequent chain-migrants.
An August poll shows that only one-in-six Americans strongly favors the program, despite much political and media pressure to welcome migrants. Politico and Morning Consult conducted the poll of 1,992 registered voters, which showed:
Mark Levin Discusses the Terrorism by truck in NYC
Other polls show that the public strongly opposes elements of the program which offers green cards to people with few skills, little earning ability and little ability to assimilate into the United States’ non-Islamic society.
President Donald Trump and several GOP legislators, including Georgia Sen David Perdue and Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton, has called for the diversity visa program to be ended. But the program is praised by progressives for imposing variety on Americans’ civic society. According to a progressive website, Qz.com:
Supporters believe the DV program, despite its relatively small size is essential in keeping the US a truly multicultural society by providing an opportunity for people from communities that aren’t largely represented in recent immigration flows to have a shot at America.
Schumer’s diversity visa plan was included in the House-approved “Family Unity and Employment Opportunity Immigration Act of 1990” when it was combined with a proposal by a Democratic from Boston. The resulting “Schumer visa” measure was included in the completed Immigration Act of 1990, which also raised the annual inflow of legal immigrants up from 500,000 up to 700,000. The bill was signed by then-President George H.W. Bush.
The diversity visa program offers green cards to 50,000 lottery applicants each year. Lottery winners undergo a State Department interview and health check, and can then bring their spouses and minor children to the United States and get them on a five-year track to citizenship.
Once a winner and a spouse become citizens, they can import their parents, their in-laws and their children, plus the parents of their in-laws, such as the winner’s spouse’s sister’s husband’s parents. In turn, the relatives can later become citizens and import their relatives. The chain-migration process does not set any skill tests for admission, and so delivers a growing flow of unskilled and uneducated — and often ill, elderly and retired migrants — to the nation’s extensive welfare system.
President Trump announced that he has ordered Homeland Security to step up “extreme vetting” in the wake of the New York City attack that left eight people dead and 11 injured.
“I have just ordered Homeland Security to step up our already Extreme Vetting Program. Being politically correct is fine, but not for this!” he wrote.
Trump’s statement comes after a man described as a “lone wolf” deliberately drove a rented truck into a West Side bike path in lower Manhattan, in the first terror attack in New York City since 9/11, and just blocks from the World Trade Center.
Trump’s extreme-vetting policy on immigrants entails more stringent investigative measures intended to identify those who may sympathize with extremists or pose a national security risk to the United States.
On Wednesday, Trump called for “Merit Based immigration,” saying on Twitter that the driver in Tuesday’s attack “came into our country through what is called the ‘Diversity Visa Lottery Program,’ a Chuck Schumer beauty.”
Most Deadly Terror Attack in NYC Since 9-11: Eight Dead & Many More Injured in NYC After Truck Driver Plows Through Bike Path & Crashed Into School Bus
IT IS THE MOST DEADLY TERROR ATTACK IN NYC SINCE 9-11 …
Terror attack in NYC … At least eight people are dead and nearly a dozen have been injured as a terror truck attack has happened in lower Manhattan. An individual driving a Home Depot rental truck deliberately plowed into a NYC greenway, the Hudson River Greenway bike path from West Houston to Chambers streets, hitting nearly a dozen pedestrians and bicyclists before crashing into a school bus near Stuyvesant High School. According to authorities, the attack is being treated as a terror attack as a note was found near the vehicle used in the rampage claiming the attack was made in the name of ISIS.
Early Accounts of terror attack
The terror suspect has been arrested and taken into custody. He has been described as a 29-year-old Uzbek national, Sayfullo Saipov. He reported screamed “Allahu Akbar.” Thankfully, this jihadist was confronted by a nearby uniformed officer on patrol, who shot him in the abdomen.
At least eight people were killed and nearly a dozen more were injured when a truck driver deliberately mowed down people and targeted a school bus in lower Manhattan Tuesday in what authorities called a “cowardly act of terror.”
A 29-year-old Uzbek national living in New Jersey, Sayfullo Saipov, drove a Home Depot rental pickup truck at least 10 blocks down the popular Hudson River Greenway bike path from West Houston to Chambers streets, hitting nearly a dozen pedestrians and bicyclists before crashing into a school bus near Stuyvesant High School and elementary school P.S. 89, just a few blocks north of the World Trade Center, authorities said.
The crash into the school bus appeared to be deliberate; witnesses told police they saw the driver swerve the truck to target the bus, which was carrying children.
Two staff members and two children on the bus were injured, police said.
They said the driver then screamed “Allahu Akbar” in the truck, then emerged carrying what turned out to be a pellet gun and a paint gun and started running around before he was confronted by a nearby uniformed officer on patrol, who shot him in the abdomen.
TERROR ATTACK ON THE LONDON TUBE …
NBC News is reporting that there has been a terrorist attack on the London subway as a device was triggered on a rush-hour subway train. The terror attack took place at the Parsons Green Underground station in west London around 8.20am local time. The improvised explosive device was detonated on a London Underground train on Friday morning, injuring 22 people in what police say was a terrorist incident. Thankfully, there have been no confirmed fatalities.
A device that triggered a rush-hour fire aboard a subway train in the British capital was being investigated as terrorism Friday, police said.
Authorities confirmed 22 people had been injured at Parsons Green Tube station in southwest London. None of their wounds — mostly superficial burns — were considered serious or life-threatening.
Investigators were examining the remains of an improvised explosive device.
Metropolitan Police Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, the senior national coordinator for counterterrorism policing, said the blaze was being treated as a “terrorist incident.”
Police said no arrests had been made but would not comment on the manhunt for the culprit. London subway stations are well-equipped with surveillance cameras.
Citing two intelligence officials briefed on the incident, NBC News Investigations reported that U.K. authorities were trying to ensure there were no additional devices. The officials added that authorities believe the contents of the 5-gallon bucket detonated prematurely. It did not explode — but instead “flashed” and burned. The device was left next to one of the subway car’s doors.
Continuing Coverage: Parsons Green explosion was terrorist attack – London police