New York City police keep watch on a Manhattan corner a day after a man prematurely detonated a suicide bomb in near-by Port Authority Bus Terminal on December 12, 2017 in New York City. A day after the would-be suicide attacker Akayed Ullah, 27, detonated a pipe bomb strapped to his body, much of Manhattan was back to normal despite a higher police presence. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
UPDATED 7:35 PM PT – Thursday, April 22, 2021
A New York judge sentenced a Bangladeshi immigrant to life in prison plus 30 years for setting off a pipe bomb in New York’s busiest subway station.
31-year-old Akayed Ullah learned his fate Thursday after carrying out the 2017 attack under the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Times Square on behalf of ISIS. Ullah was severely burned after the bomb taped to his chest barely exploded and left others near him with minor injuries.
The judge said he carried out a heinous plot to kill as many people as possible and his sentence is a “just” punishment for the crime. Fortunately, there was no loss of life as a result of the terrorist attack.