New York City terror suspect facing federal charges, U.S. attorney office says


The judge said she should make her requests first of prison authorities and return to the judge only if they don't respond.

Ullah, 27, was the only person seriously hurt in the December 11 attack. "I did it for the Islamic State", he allegedly said.

Court documents state that Ullah carried a 9-volt battery inside his trousers pocket with wires connected to a metal pipe.

Federal authorities on Wednesday released a six-count indictment charging Ullah with providing material support to the Islamic State, use of a weapon of mass destruction, bombing a public transport system, committing a terrorist attack against a mass transport system, destruction of public property with an explosive and using a destructive device in a crime of violence.

During a search of his Brooklyn apartment investigators recovered a passport with a handwritten note reading: "O America, die in your rage", as well as metal pipes, screws similar to those found at the explosion site, and wires, the complaint said.

Addressing reporters today, Ullah's attorney Amy Gallicchio emphasized the importance of due process.

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The Bangladeshi immigrant accused of setting off a pipe bomb in a Manhattan subway tunnel last month has been indicted on federal terrorism charges, prosecutors announced Wednesday.

In this courtroom drawing, Akayed Ullah is seen on a video monitor from his hospital room, joined by federal defenders Amy Gallicchio (left) and Juliet Gatto on December 13, 2017, in NY. He was the only person seriously injured.

He said he had been inspired by ISIS attacks on Christmas markets in Europe, and was looking to retaliate for USA airstrikes in Syria, according to The New York Times.

Republicans quickly seized upon Ullah's immigration status in the aftermath of his arrest.

CNN cited a law enforcement official as saying that Ullah said he carried out the attempted attack because of "recent Israeli actions in Gaza".

He will be arraigned before Judge Sullivan. Turner estimated that if the case went to trial, it would likely take one to two weeks.