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Suspect Arrested After Attempted Terrorist Attack In NYC

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Suspect Arrested After Attempted Terrorist Attack In NYC
Three people were injured when the suspect detonated an "improvised, low-tech explosive device" at a Manhattan mass transit station.
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"This was an attempted terrorist attack. Thank God the perpetrator did not achieve his ultimate goals," New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday morning. 

Three victims were injured when a 27-year-old man set off an explosion at a mass transit terminal in Manhattan. 

New York City police identified the suspect as Akayed Ullah. 

The explosion happened at the Port Authority bus terminal at 42nd St. and Eighth Ave., disrupting train and bus service in the city.

Police say the suspect detonated an "improvised, low-tech explosive device" that was attached to his body. He was transported from the scene to a local hospital with burns and cuts. 

The three victims have minor injuries and all took themselves to the hospital. New York City officials stressed their investigation is just getting underway.