What to Know About the Attack in New York City Today

Source: Time

By MELISSA CHAN

Updated: December 11, 2017 10:47 AM ET

Authorities said a 27-year-old man set off an explosive device that was strapped to his body at New York City’s Port Authority on Monday in a “terror-related” attack that minimally injured three bystanders and seriously wounded the suspect.

The suspect, who authorities identified as Akayed Ullah, was wearing the device when it went off about 7:20 a.m. in an underground walkway near the Times Square shuttle, NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill said. He was taken into custody with serious injuries, including burns and lacerations to his hands and abdomen, officials said.

“This was an attempted terrorist attack,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a news conference Monday. “Thank God the perpetrator did not achieve his ultimate goals.”

Here’s what we know so far about the attack in New York City today:

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