The new York city police said the explosion in Manhattan terrorist attack
Explosion in Manhattan was linked to terrorism, said the head of the NYPD’s James O’neill at a press conference. Mayor bill de Blasio also called the incident an attempted terrorist attack. On the body of 27-year-old Akieda of Allaha was a homemade bomb that went off in the underpass located at the intersection of 42nd street and 8th Avenue. He is a native of Bangladesh, has lived in the U.S. for seven years.
Three people received minor injuries. The suspect, also injured, was detained. Law enforcement officials say he was inspired by the terrorist group “Islamic state” (banned in Russia), but likely had no direct contact with her, reports AP.
Recall that in the new York city police about 7:30 local time (15:30 MSK) received a message about the explosion in Manhattan, close to Plaza times square. The nearest metro stations were evacuated.