A suspect, named as Akayed Ullah, has been held in New York City after an attempted terror attack at the Port Authority bus terminal in Manhattan.
“Terrorists won’t win,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said after an explosion at the Port Authority terminal during the morning rush hour on December 11.
Akayed Ullah, a 27-year-old Bangladeshi immigrant, was injured by a “low-tech explosive device” strapped to his body, officials say.
Four other people suffered minor wounds when it blew up in an underpass.
A picture circulating on social media shows a man, said to be Akayed Ullah, lying on the ground with his clothes ripped and lacerations on his upper body.
Mayor Bill de Blasio said he was believed to have acted alone.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said: “This is New York. The reality is that we are a target by many who would like to make a statement against democracy, against freedom.
“We have the Statue of Liberty in our harbor and that makes us an international target.”
The blast occurred at about 07:30 local time.
Nearby subway stations were evacuated, and the bus terminal temporarily shut.
The Port Authority Bus Terminal is the biggest and busiest terminal in the world, serving more than 65 million people a year.