New York City police say the suspect in Monday morning’s explosion in a subway station tunnel near Times Square was wearing an improvised explosive device and that he suffered burns after it was detonated. Three other people sustained minor injuries.
“It was an effectively low-tech device,” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said during a news conference hours later near the site of the blast, calling the news of an explosion “very disturbing.”
New York City Police Department Commissioner James P. O’Neill identified the suspect as 27-year-old Akayed Ullah. Public records show that Ullah has recently been living in Brooklyn.