Akayed Ullah set off an explosion in an underground passage near the bus terminal and metro station in Times Square.
Akayed Ullah, a native of Bangladesh, was sentenced to life in prison in the United States for setting off an explosive device in the center of New York in December 2017. This is stated in a statement released on Thursday by the Federal Prosecutor’s Office for the Southern District of New York.
A jury in the largest metropolitan area of the United States in 2018 found Ullah guilty on all charges. He said that he acted in the interests of the terrorist group “Islamic State” (banned in Russia).
The explosion in midtown Manhattan occurred on December 11, 2017, in an underpass on 42nd Street near the bus terminal and the Times Square subway station. According to police, Ullah detonated a homemade bomb attached to his body. As a result, he was injured and taken to the hospital. Three other people who were nearby were injured.