The New York bomb suspect Akayed Ullah said that Israeli actions in Gaza motivated his attack, reported CNN on Monday.
Suspected of organizing an explosion in the center of New York, Akayed Ulla did not have a criminal past in Bangladesh, of which he is a native, reports Reuters referring to the police chief of this country.
According to Bangladesh Inspector General Shahidul Hoque, the suspect, 27-year-old Akayed Ulla, was last in Bangladesh in September. Hoka added that the information about the suspect was provided on the basis of his passport number.
Earlier it was reported that according to ABC correspondent Aaron Caterski, Akayed Ullah “drove to the United States seven years ago on an F4 visa.” According to the State Department, F4 visa can be obtained by people whose brothers or sisters have US citizenship.
As previously reported by the police, the incident occurred on 42nd Street between 7th and 8th Avenue in eastern Manhattan. According to preliminary data, on the body of the suspect Akayed Ullah was tied “improvised explosive device of poor quality,” which he “deliberately brought into use.”
According to the fire service of New York, the suspect received burns and cuts, three more people nearby – slight physical injuries.