Blast at NY bus terminal

Pipe bomb explosion at Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York CityBut Collins and other officers ran toward the scene to take down the person allegedly behind the explosion. "He intentionally detonated that device", Police Commissioner James O'Neill said.

The suspect, Akayed Ullah, 27, was taken to a hospital after suffering burns from the explosive device, which was attached to his body with Velcro and zip ties and did not fully ignite, officials said.

The area was packed with commuters and holiday tourists in a city still on edge from a terror attack six weeks ago that claimed eight lives.

- He arrived in the United States on an F43 family immigrant visa in 2011, DHS spokesman Tyler Houlton said, calling him a "lawful permanent resident from Bangladesh who benefited from extended family chain migration".

Thankful for the quick response of @NYPDnews, @PANYNJ PD, @FDNY & Bomb Squad at the Port Authority this am.

"From what I saw it sounded like it came from the subway, but I'm just guessing", he said.

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"We are New Yorkers", O'Neill said.

"When you hear about a bomb in the subway station, it is in many ways one of our worst nightmares".

- "As taxi and for-hire vehicle drivers are independent contractors and not employees, I have no way of knowing whether he drove for any particular base, or whether he simply got the license but didn't drive at all", Fromberg said.

John Miles, 28, from Vermont, was waiting for a bus to MA.

- Cuomo said it was an amateur, "effectively low-tech device".

Since the terror attacks of 9/11, several attacks have rocked NY.

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Officials said the attempted bombing underscored New York City's status as a target for such attacks, citing the attacks of September 11, 2001, which killed more than 2,750 people in New York and almost 3,000 people in all, and the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, which killed six people.

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"Our lives revolve around the subway", DeBlasio said.

She said she didn't panic - but might have if she knew what was going on.

- One of his goals in the attack was to terrorize as many people as possible - on a workday, the complaint said.

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