Terror in the Big City 

Ashley Howland, Contributor

On Monday, Dec. 11, 2017 a terrorist attack occurred in New York City at 7:20 a.m. The explosion occurred in New York City’s Port Authority subway terminal. It was an attempted terrorist attack confirmed by the authorizes. 27-year-old Bangladeshi man named Akayed Ullah was the suspect that had tried to blow up himself and others, but it was a failed attempt because the bomb didn’t detonate properly.  

Mayer Bill DeBlasio verified the explosion was planned but no credible threats were made to the city at the time. The attempt did not get too far; three people were hurt with only minor injuries. The suspect was hurt more severe than the victims. Ullah had lived in the USA for seven years, this information was obtained by the authorities after intense research. Ullah had admitted to making and detonating the bomb; he also said it was inspiration of ISIS. 

The family of the suspect said that they were heartbroken and dearly sorry about the attack. But they were unhappy with how authorities and how they had treated them and reacted, “We are heartbroken by the violence that was targeted at our city today and by the allegations being made against a member of our family, but we’re also outraged by the behavior of the law enforcement officials who held children as small as 4 years old out in the cold and who pulled a teenager out of high school classes to interrogate him without lawyer, without his parents.”