This morning, around 7:40 a.m., a man entered the transit hub at Times Square in Manhattan and set off what appeared to be a pipe-bomb that was strapped onto his body. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. The only person injured was the would-be suicide bomber.
— New York Post (@nypost) December 11, 2017
An ISIS-inspired Bangladeshi national set off an homemade explosive device at the Port Authority Bus Terminal subway station Monday morning, law enforcement sources said.
The suspected bomber – a 27-year-old who lived in Brooklyn – had wires attached to him and was armed with a five-inch metal pipe bomb and battery pack as he walked through the Manhattan transit hub, sources said.
The man partially detonated the device, which he was carrying in the right side of his jacket, prematurely inside the passageway to the A, C, and E trains at 8th Avenue and W. 42ndStreet at around 7:40 a.m., sources said.
Police took the man into custody.
— Holly Figueroa O'Reilly ? BWCS (@AynRandPaulRyan) December 11, 2017
The reports are tentative and subject to change–we are relying upon the news media shortly after the event–but it looks like Donald Trump just got his first terror attack (oops, my bad, I forgot the Uzbek and the bike path massacre), presenting him and the people fighting his travel ban with a whole new set of problems.