Brooklyn man pleads not guilty to bomb attempt

Left- Suspect Akayed Ullah Right- A police officer stands guard in front of Port Authority Bus Terminal

Brooklyn man pleads not guilty to bomb attempt

Ullah was injured, and three others were slightly hurt.

Akayed Ullah, a Bangladeshi immigrant, said little during his first appearance in federal court in Manhattan.

Akayed Ullah, a Bangladeshi man who attempted to detonate a homemade bomb strapped to his body at a NY commuter hub during morning rush hour is seen in this handout photo received December 11, 2017.

Akayed Ullah, 27, now faces charges including one count of seeking to provide material support to a terrorist organization, namely Daesh, and one count of using and attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction.

The man accused of setting off a pipe bomb in an underground subway passageway beneath the Port Authority bus terminal has been indicted.

The attack took place in a tunnel that connects the Port Authority Bus Terminal and the Times Square subway stations.

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Authorities also found a passport in Ullah's name with the handwritten notation: "O AMERICA, DIE IN YOUR RAGE".

Addressing reporters today, Ullah's attorney Amy Gallicchio emphasized the importance of due process.

"Less than one month ago, during the holiday rush hour, Akayed Ullah allegedly detonated a bomb in a major transit hub of New York City", U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said in a press release. U.S. Magistrate Judge Katherine Parker is pictured at left on the bench beside the video monitor.

The Bangladeshi man accused of attempting a suicide bombing in a busy New York City commuter hub in the name of Islamic State in December was indicted on US terrorism charges by a grand jury on Wednesday.

Ullah could face life in prison if he is convicted of all charges in the attack. Only he was seriously injured.

When Manhattan Federal Judge Richard Sullivan asked Ullah his plea, Ullah replied, "At this moment, not guilty". Ullah posted on Facebook earlier in the day of the attack, "Trump you failed to protect your nation", according to a criminal complaint.

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