He remains held without bail at a lockup next to the federal court complex in lower Manhattan.
The Brooklyn man accused of setting off an explosive device near the Port Authority Bus Terminal on Manhattan's West Side on December 11, causing minor injuries to three bystanders and disrupting morning commutes for many, pleaded not guilty on Thursday to a six-count indictment that included using a weapon of mass destruction. On Dec. 11, 2017, authorities say that Ulla detonated a pipe bomb on his person in a corridor linking the subway to the Port Authority bus terminal in New York City.
The suspect accused of attempting to bomb a NY subway transit way was indicted by a grand jury on six federal charges Wednesday stemming from the botched December 11 pipe bomb attack.
Ullah migrated from Bangladesh some six years ago on a family visa. He answered, "Yes." When asked for his plea, Ullah responded, "At this moment, not guilty". He and three others were injured in the attack.
Akayed Ullah, 27, faces charges that include supporting a foreign terrorist organization, using a weapon of mass destruction and carrying out a terrorist attack against a mass transit system, according to an indictment filed in federal court in Manhattan.
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Prosecutor George Turner said prosecutors had gathered materials for the case including surveillance videos, photos from the crime scene, DNA evidence, statements that Ullah made to officials after his arrest, postings from his social-media accounts, e-mails, MetroCard data, and phone records.
Ullah has been in the United States since 2011 as a result of chain migration, authorities said.
The judge said he may set a trial date at the next hearing, which was set for April 13.
Authorities said Ullah taunted President Donald Trump on Facebook before the attack.
Kim said Ullah picked his target and timed his attack in order to "maximize human casualties."The bomb, however, did not fully explode". The Republican president later demanded tightened immigration rules.
They also said in court papers that he admitted he wanted to cause carnage to avenge USA aggression toward the Islamic State group.