Failed NY Subway Bomber Pleads Not Guilty to Terror Charges

When Manhattan Federal Judge Richard Sullivan asked Ullah his plea Ullah replied

"As alleged in the indictment Akayed Ullah constructed a pipe bomb and detonated it in a mass transit hub in the heart of New York City to terrorize as many people as possible and to bring ISIS-inspired violence to American soil", said Acting Assistant Attorney General Boente, who announced the federal grand jury's decision.

Akayed Ullah, 27, would face life in prison if convicted of the attack in a passageway near the Port Authority bus terminal on December 11 that left three persons injured.

Provoking fleeting panic on December 11, 2017, the attack caused no physical injuries except for Ullah, whom authorities rushed to Bellevue Hospital where doctors stitched him up and dressed his wounds.

When Judge Richard Sullivan asked failed alleged suicide bomber Akayed Ullah for his plea, the suspect replied, "At this moment, not guilty". Inside Ullah's passport, which was recovered from his home, was a handwritten note that read, "O AMERICA, DIE IN YOUR RAGE", according to the complaint.

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

Ullah 27 had strapped the bomb to his chest — and planned to die in the blast officials said
Ullah 27 had strapped the bomb to his chest — and planned to die in the blast officials said

A Bangladeshi immigrant still recovering from injuries suffered in the failed pipe bombing of the NY subway system has pleaded not guilty to terrorism charges.

Outside of court, Gallicchio, said, "When we have an indictment containing charges like this, I think it's easy to lose sight of the important and invaluable rights that every person is afforded in our system of justice, including Mr. Ullah".

Emotions ran high at the time of Ullah's arrest, which occurred in the middle of the holiday season and quickly fed the political machine.

"In selecting this time and place, Ullah's alleged objective in the Port Authority bombing was painfully clear: to inflict as much damage as possible, and to strike fear into the hearts of New Yorkers in the name of ISIS", Acting Assistant Attorney General Boente said in announcing the indictment. He has been housed at the Metropolitan Correctional Facility in Lower Manhattan since he was moved from Bellevue Hospital last month. Turner estimated that if the case went to trial, it would likely take one to two weeks.


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