NPR- New York City police say the suspect in Monday morning’s explosion at a subway station near Times Square was wearing an improvised explosive device and that he suffered burns after it was detonated. He was the only person to suffer anything other than minor injuries, officials say.
The fire department says a total of four injuries were reported and that “all injuries are non-life-threatening.”
“It was an effectively low-tech device,” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said during a news conference near the site of the blast, after calling the news of an explosion “very disturbing.”
New York City Police Department Commissioner James P. O’Neill identified the suspect as Akayed Ullah, 27. O’Neill said that the explosion was reported on a below-ground walkway between transit lines, where police found the wounded Ullah.
“Preliminary investigation at the scene indicates this individual was wearing an improvised low-tech explosive device attached to his body,” O’Neill said. “He intentionally detonated that device.”