NYC mayor: Subway platform explosion was terror-related

NEW YORK CITY (AP) - Police are investigating after a pipe bomb exploded in a New York City subway on Monday morning.

Police Commissioner James O'Neill says the device that exploded in the New York City subway was a terror-related incident.
Police say Akayed Ullah intentionally exploded the crude device in a passageway under Times Square during the morning rush hour Monday. They say the device is a crudely-made pipe bomb.
Three others suffered minor injuries, including headaches and ringing in the ears. The suspect had burns on his abdomen and also to his hands. He was taken into custody. 
Mayor Bill de Blasio says the device that exploded in the New York City subway was an attempted terrorist attack. He says it's lucky the suspect didn't achieve his ultimate goals.
Law enforcement officials say he was inspired by the Islamic State, but had apparently not had any direct contact with the terror group.

A photo published by the New York Post from the scene of the Manhattan subway explosion shows a bearded man crumpled on the ground with his shirt apparently blown off and a police officer holding the man's hands behind his back.

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