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US slaps terror charges on suspected NY bomber

Suspected bomber faces terror charges
Suspected bomber faces terror charges
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US Prosecutors claim suspect admits planning to kill as many people as possible


US prosecuters have brought federal charges on 27-year-old Akayed Ullah, the suspect in Monday's attempted suicide bombing in one of New York's busiest commuter hubs.

Specifically he's been accused of supporting a foreign terrorist organisation as well as facing criminal charges of bombing a public place.

Us Attorney Joon Kim:

"As alleged, he also admitted that he had been inspired by ISIS to carry out his attack, saying that he had been radicalized online through ISIS propaganda starting as far back 2014."

Security has been heightened at the bus terminal where the Ullah is believed to have detonated a bomb strapped to his body which failed to ignite fully.

Commuters say the terror threat has sadly become apart of city life.

"New York is not safe. This is going to happen again, and we were lucky yesterday that guy made a mistake."

"Obviously anxious, everyone is anxious, but looks normal. Everyone is going on about their business."

Ullah who remains in hospital has told investigators he built his bomb at his Brooklyn home, filling it with metal screws to maximize death and damage. Investigators are still said to be questioning his wife.

The federal charges, carry a maximum sentence of life in prison.

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