Investigators searching for evidence in Newyork subway bomb explosion

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 11: A policeman stands guard in Times Square not far from the site of a pipe bomb explosion on December 11, 2017 in New York City. Police said that Akayed Ullah, 27, an immigrant from Bangladesh living in Brooklyn, set off the pipe bomb in an underground walkway. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Vastavam web: Investigators are searching for reasons a Bangladeshi man set off a bomb strapped to his body in a New York City commuter hub during the morning rush hour in what is being characterized as an attempted terrorist attack.Three people, including a police officer, suffered minor injuries when the suspect, Akayed Ullah, 27, set off a homemade pipe bomb early on Monday in an underground passageway between the subway station underneath the Port Authority Bus Terminal and the Times Square subway station in midtown Manhattan.

Details of Ullah’s background emerged on Monday. The former limousine driver arrived in the United States in 2011 on a family visa, officials said.Ullah lived with his mother, sister and two brothers in Brooklyn and was a green card holder, said Shameem Ahsan, consul general of Bangladesh in New York.Ullah had no criminal record in Bangladesh, Hoque said, and several U.S. officials familiar with the investigation told Reuters there was no information indicating Ullah was previously known to U.S. spy or law enforcement agencies for any connection to militant groups.

A law enforcement official familiar with the case said investigators had found evidence that he watched the propaganda of Islamic State militants on the internet.Officials said the attempted bombing underscored New York City’s status as a target for such attacks, citing the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, which killed more than 2,750 people in New York and nearly 3,000 people in total, and the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, which killed six people.