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Prosecutor: NYC Bomb Suspect Wanted Maximum Damage

Prosecutor: NYC Bomb Suspect Wanted Maximum Damage

December 12, 2017 02:15 PM

NEW YORK (AP) - A federal prosecutor says the man accused of setting off a bomb in the New York City subway system chose a time and place designed to cause maximum destruction - though it ultimately only caused minor injuries to three others.
    
Acting U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim says the defendant, Akayed Ullah, will have a hospital court proceeding later Tuesday or Wednesday.
    
Federal officials say Ullah became radicalized through the internet about three years ago, started planning the Manhattan attack two to three weeks ago, and built the bomb a week ago.
    
Court documents say he mocked President Donald Trump on Facebook and possessed hand-scribbled sentiments referencing death and America.
 

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