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Old 11th December 2017, 06:00 AM   #1
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Dec11 8:00am reports of an explosion in midtown Manhattan-Port Authority bus terminal

The google results

https://www.google.com/search?q=nyc+...w=1164&bih=602


NY Post used the term "device"

https://nypost.com/2017/12/11/explos...-bus-terminal/
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Old 11th December 2017, 06:16 AM   #2
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-42312293
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Old 11th December 2017, 07:19 AM   #3
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CNN now says they have a man in custody who was also injured by the bomb. No other injuries reported. Police think he tried to detonate a pipe bomb but it malfunctioned.
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Old 11th December 2017, 08:45 AM   #4
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The man in custody is 27-years old and from Bangladesh. A few people were injured but none seriously. Police seem to believe he was acting alone. The terminal, which is one of the world's busiest, with over 200,000 daily users, has now reopened. The vast majority of the traffic is commuter/suburban ridership.

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The suspect has been identified as 27-year-old Akayed Ullah, police said. He is from Bangladesh and lived in Brooklyn, CBS2 reported. The suspect had a crude improvised device attached to his body using Velcro and zip ties, NYPD Deputy Police Commissioner John Miller said. Video shows him walking down the passageway when the device exploded, police said. NYPD Police Commissioner O’Neill said by the time officers arrived, they found Ullah with burns and wounds to his body. Sources said the suspect also had a second device on him, CBS2 reported. cbs2 Link
In the news story I linked, there is video from a bus terminal surveillance camera that appears to show the actual explosion in a passenger corridor. Suddenly a cloud of hazy grey smoke appears.
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Old 11th December 2017, 09:42 AM   #5
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Probably a right-wing Christian. After all, they are responsible for most terror attacks.
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Old 11th December 2017, 09:58 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by Brainster View Post
Probably a right-wing Christian. After all, they are responsible for most terror attacks.
Nah, they're all lone wolves who have no connection to the right or white nationalist. Only POC are allowed to be lumped into groups.

... We done with this part now?
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Old 11th December 2017, 03:09 PM   #7
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Wow, as a suicide bomber, what a complete **** up. You had one job!
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Old 11th December 2017, 03:39 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by Craig4 View Post
Wow, as a suicide bomber, what a complete **** up. You had one job!
Luckily for people using the Port Authority Bus Terminal! And I know many people who do. Here's Akayed Ullah moments after police arrived and were about to take him into custody. Looks like he has some serious burns on his midsection.
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Old 11th December 2017, 03:47 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by newyorkguy View Post
The man in custody is 27-years old and from Bangladesh.
A country not on the president's ban list. Just like Russia, Saudi Arabia, and basically every other country the perpetrators of successful attacks inside the US actually come from.
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Old 11th December 2017, 03:59 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by Checkmite View Post
A country not on the president's ban list. Just like Russia, Saudi Arabia, and basically every other country the perpetrators of successful attacks inside the US actually come from.
An oddly enough, not Hispanic.
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Old 11th December 2017, 05:34 PM   #11
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Some reports are saying that he is a sugar bomber.
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Old 12th December 2017, 06:56 AM   #12
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A news story in the New York Times quoted police officials as to the motives and aims of the Bangladeshi man who detonated a pipe bomb in the Port Authority Bus Terminal, located just west of Times Square.
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Law enforcement officials said the attacker, identified by the police as Akayed Ullah, 27, chose the location [the pedestrian corridor] because of its Christmas-themed posters, a motive that recalled strikes in Europe, and he told investigators that he set off his bomb in retaliation for United States airstrikes on ISIS targets in Syria and elsewhere. Link
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Old 12th December 2017, 11:00 AM   #13
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Obviously fake news then, since Obama banned Christmas years ago.
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Old 12th December 2017, 12:02 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by newyorkguy View Post
A news story in the New York Times quoted police officials as to the motives and aims of the Bangladeshi man who detonated a pipe bomb in the Port Authority Bus Terminal, located just west of Times Square.
"the attacker... chose the location because of its Christmas-themed posters"

The war on Christmas [posters] is real!
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Old 12th December 2017, 01:58 PM   #15
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CNN now says they have a man in custody who was also injured by the bomb. No other injuries reported. Police think he tried to detonate a pipe bomb but it malfunctioned.
At times,sheer incompetence is a good thing.
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Old 12th December 2017, 02:06 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by dudalb View Post
At times,sheer incompetence is a good thing.
It's reported that the pipe bomb was packed with sugar.
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Old 12th December 2017, 02:39 PM   #17
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Trump, remarkably hasn't yet tweeted anything stupid about this attack. Meaning he hasn't tweeted at all about it.
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Old 12th December 2017, 04:26 PM   #18
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It's reported that the pipe bomb was packed with sugar.
Sugar and ... um- I guess I am not supposed to write the other likely ingredient. That mix was a standard junior high chemistry class demonstration. Big poof but not particularly powerful or violent. I even once had a packet of this go off in my hand- left a layer of char but no real damage.. I think it is sometimes used to power model rockets.

No doubt more dangerous if packed into a confined space such as a pipe. But still not really high energy. Thank the FSM that this was the explosive chosen by this guy!
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Originally Posted by Giordano View Post
Sugar and ... um- I guess I am not supposed to write the other likely ingredient. That mix was a standard junior high chemistry class demonstration. Big poof but not particularly powerful or violent. I even once had a packet of this go off in my hand- left a layer of char but no real damage.. I think it is sometimes used to power model rockets.

No doubt more dangerous if packed into a confined space such as a pipe. But still not really high energy. Thank the FSM that this was the explosive chosen by this guy!
Actually, if it's what I suspect, that's often used as an igniter for other compounds (explosive and incendiary). It is fairly energetic; I could see it easily being dangerous if confined.*

That being said, it's common knowledge, so not sure about not mentioning...but I'll follow along

*ETA: Which I see you mentioned, and I somehow skipped past.
Oh well

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Some reports said match heads and sugar.
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Some reports said match heads and sugar.
Yep, that's it. Same chemical.

Match heads by themselves are a common explosive to use in pipe bombs, also...so no doubt that this could have been a dangerous and effective combination.
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Originally Posted by Giordano View Post
Sugar and ... um- I guess I am not supposed to write the other likely ingredient. That mix was a standard junior high chemistry class demonstration. Big poof but not particularly powerful or violent. I even once had a packet of this go off in my hand- left a layer of char but no real damage.. I think it is sometimes used to power model rockets.

No doubt more dangerous if packed into a confined space such as a pipe. But still not really high energy. Thank the FSM that this was the explosive chosen by this guy!
This guy might have a lock in the "Stupid Criminal Of The Year" competition.
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Originally Posted by Giordano View Post
Sugar and ... um- I guess I am not supposed to write the other likely ingredient.
Sugar (in place of charcoal), sulfur and a nitrate compound works for rocket fuel or gun powder.

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Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
Trump, remarkably hasn't yet tweeted anything stupid about this attack. Meaning he hasn't tweeted at all about it.
Who has? I just scanned CNN and can't find any mention of this attack. It may be way down the page somewhere.

Anyways, this guy wasn't just having a bad day:

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/12/13...t-hearing.html
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Akayed Ullah, a Bangladeshi immigrant living in Brooklyn, had asked his wife in Bangladesh to read the writings and listen to the sermons of Moulana Jasimuddin Rahmani, the currently imprisoned leader of a banned group called Ansarullah Bangla Team, said Monirul Islam, a top official of Bangladesh's counterterrorism department.

The group has been linked to killings and attacks on secular academics and atheist bloggers in Bangladesh. Rahmani is serving time in prison for his involvement in the killings.
But the wife knew nothing of course.


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Prosecutors in New York said that after his capture, Ullah told interrogators he was on a mission to punish the U.S. for attacking the Islamic State group.

"His motivation," Acting U.S. Attorney Joon Kim said, "was not a mystery."

Investigators found bomb-making materials in his apartment. They said he carried out the attack after researching how to build a bomb a year ago and planned his mission for several weeks. The bomb was assembled in the past week using fragments of a metal pipe, a battery and a Christmas tree light bulb, along with the metal screws, authorities said.
You gotta kill a lot of people to stay on top of the news cycle for more than half a day in this country.
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From what I recall reading the failure of the device wasn't chemical but mechanical. An end cap blew off the device.
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Who has? I just scanned CNN and can't find any mention of this attack. It may be way down the page somewhere.


You gotta kill a lot of people to stay on top of the news cycle for more than half a day in this country.

In CNN's defense, they had a much more pressing matter to discuss other than a terrorist suicide attack in one of the busiest subway platforms in America's largest city. They had to devote their coverage to a two day old New York Times report about Donald Trump's Diet Coke and television habits.

If one wants to get CNN's undivided attention and 95% of their airtime, the next terrorist will have to shut down a couple traffic lanes in New Jersey.
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Nobody else was hurt except the would-be attacker, who was arrested, and the subway station it actually happened in was even open and operating normally within an hour. Hardly something that deserves 24 hours of breathless coverage.
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Originally Posted by Bogative View Post
In CNN's defense, they had a much more pressing matter to discuss other than a terrorist suicide attack in one of the busiest subway platforms in America's largest city. They had to devote their coverage to a two day old New York Times report about Donald Trump's Diet Coke and television habits.

If one wants to get CNN's undivided attention and 95% of their airtime, the next terrorist will have to shut down a couple traffic lanes in New Jersey.
Is CNN the only news network in the USA?
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This guy might have a lock in the "Stupid Criminal Of The Year" competition.
Only in the sense that any criminal is stupid.

If he'd constructed his device properly, it would have been more than sufficiently deadly.

As I said, match heads alone are commonly used as an explosive in pipe bombs. Just as an FYI, that's specifically mentioned as an improvisation method in military training guides.

"Not the most deadly thing possible" does not equal "not deadly".
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