Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
World | By Paul Elliott

Failed NY Subway Bomber Pleads Not Guilty to Terror Charges

Failed NY Subway Bomber Pleads Not Guilty to Terror Charges

The indictment was announced by the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of NY. He made his first court appearance from his hospital room via a video link and later was transferred to the federal jail in Manhattan.

Akayed Ullah, 27, botched the attempt, injuring himself during the holiday season attack in a passageway near the Port Authority Bus Terminal in midtown Manhattan.

The indictment comes almost a month after Ullah, 27, allegedly set off a pipe bomb in a subway passageway inside the Port Authority bus terminal during morning rush hour on December 11. He answered, "Yes." When asked for his plea, Ullah responded, "At this moment, not guilty".

Ullah, who immigrated to the United States from Bangladesh in 2011, appeared for a formal arraignment before U.S. District Judge Richard Sullivan of the Southern District of NY wearing blue and gray jail scrubs, appearing to move gingerly as he took his seat between his attorneys, Amy Gallicchio and Julia Gatto of the Federal Defenders of NY.

On Wednesday, a federal grand jury indicted Ullah with one count of providing and attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State and one count of using and attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction.

She said Ullah recently had some stitches removed but had others that were still causing him a "great deal of discomfort".

FILE - In this December 12, 2017, file photo, a Bangladeshi man reads a national newspaper whose front pages shows the news of 27-year-old Bangladeshi man Akayed Ullah, in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Ullah suffered burns and other wounds; no one else was seriously injured. President Donald Trump and GOP leadership have publicly opposed this policy and have said the practice should be halted as part of any comprehensive immigration reform.

Kim said Ullah picked his target and timed his attack in order to "maximize human casualties."The bomb, however, did not fully explode".

Prosecutors said that Ullah, who has lived in the United States since 2011, began his self-radicalization in 2014 when he started viewing pro-Islamic State materials online.

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