Bangladeshi man pleads not guilty in NYC subway attack

Frederick Owens
January 14, 2018

He was read and waived his Miranda Rights, or the right to remain silent, verbally and in writing when interviewed by police, later saying he was inspired by Daesh to carry out the botched attack, the complaint said.

Three commuters near Ullah during the incident at morning rush hour suffered headaches and ringing ears, in what authorities quickly pronounced a terrorist attack.

The bearded Ullah was the only person seriously hurt when the bomb went off December 11 in a corridor linking the subway to Manhattan's Port Authority bus terminal.

The federal grand jury indicted Ullah yesterday with one count of providing and attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), and one count of using and attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction.

Akayed Ullah allegedly detonated a pipe bomb underneath New York City's Port Authority.

When the feds raided Ullah's Brooklyn home, they found his passport with a grisly note - "O America, die in your rage", officials said.

Assistant U.S. Attorney George Turner said evidence Ullah will face at a trial likely to last only a week or two includes surveillance video of him detonating the bomb, along with photographs of bomb components on him and elsewhere.

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Federal public defender Amy Gallicchio, Ullah's attorney, spoke to reporters outside the courthouse. U.S. Magistrate Judge Katherine Parker is pictured at left on the bench beside the video monitor.

A Bangladeshi immigrant accused in the attempted suicide bombing in a New York City subway station last month was indicted Wednesday on federal terrorism charges. He was the only person seriously injured.

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.

Akayed posted a warning to US President Donald Trump just before the attack.

But Ullah's case has receded from the headlines since that time, and he faces a months-long road ahead to a possible trial.

He will be arraigned before Judge Sullivan.

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