The man behind Monday morning's explosion in a New York City bus terminal, injuring himself and three others, has been identified.
The man – a 27-year-old Brooklyn man identified by high ranking police sources as Akayed Ullah – had wires attached to him and a five-inch metal pipe bomb and battery pack strapped to his mid-section as he walked through the Manhattan transit hub.
Ullah had been living in the U.S. for seven years, according to former NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton, who appeared on MSNBC's Morning Joe Monday. Bratton also indicated "that the man was inspired by ISIS and possibly born in Bangladesh".
The man partially detonated the device, which he was carrying under the right side of his jacket, prematurely inside the passageway to the A, C, and E trains at 8th Avenue and W. 42nd Street at around 7:40 a.m., sources said.