Reports of Explosion in New York City's Port Authority

Akayed Ullah's expired drivers license was recovered from his pockets after the attack

"This was an attempted terrorist attack", Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a news conference Monday morning. One of those injured was the suspect, the Associated Press reported.

Earlier, the New York Police Department tweeted that it was responding to reports of an explosion of unknown origin at 42nd Street and 8th Ave, Manhattan.

The suspect was taken to Bellevue Hospital after sustaining burns to the hands and abdomen. "Thank God the only injuries that we know at this point were minor". The suspect was walking eastbound in the passageway at the time, during what would have been peak morning commute hours. "This is the most resilient place on Earth", he said. "The reality turns out to be better than the initial expectation and fear". The joint terror task force is conducting a background investigation into the suspect.

NY police are responding to reports of an explosion at a bus station in Manhattan. Ullah is from the Bangladeshi city of Chittagong and is a US resident, the country's police chief said.

The New York Police Department identified the suspect as 27-year-old Akayed Ullah.

"So, definitely a terrorist attack".

With 6 million riders a day, NYPD Counterterrorism Chief James Waters told ABC News the subway system is safe and he vowed it would stay that way. "As to whether the device malfunctioned or didn't function correctly, that will have to be determined".

One person is reported to be custody after the device partially detonated inside a tunnel, according to the Post.

He added that there are no additional known incidents or activities at this time.

"Let's be clear, as New Yorkers, our lives revolve around the subways", de Blasio said.

Law enforcement searched Ullah's home in Brooklyn Monday.

In September 2016, a man injured more than two dozen people when he set off a homemade bomb in New York's Chelsea district.

"The pace is quickening, as we have been indicating that it would", he told MSNBC.

"The choice of NY is always for a reason, because we are a beacon to the world", the mayor said.

Officers approached the man and noticed wires coming from his clothing.

The authorities have termed the incident as a planned terror attack.

The NYPD has asked people to avoid the blast area, informing people that buses are bypassing the Port Authority and Times Square stations.

In video from the horrific incident, bystanders can be seen going to their destinations prior to the explosion.

Police evacuated people on the A, C, and E subway lines, which all run on the same track through 42nd Street.

President Donald Trump was briefed on the NY explosion, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said.

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