U.S. grand jury indicts man accused of Manhattan terror attack

US New York bomb attack suspect indicted on 6 counts

Akayed Ullah indicted for NY explosion

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 showed up in court in person for the first time Thursday, having previously only appeared before a judge by video from a hospital bed after his arrest.

Accused Bangladeshi bomber Akayed Ullah has pleaded not guilty to the charges of detonating a homemade explosive device at a busy transit hub in New York City last month. Ullah "is a lawful permanent resident" who entered the country in 2011 using a "passport displaying an F43 family immigrant visa", Houlton said in a statement.

He said he had been inspired by ISIS attacks on Christmas markets in Europe, and was looking to retaliate for USA airstrikes in Syria, according to The New York Times. Ullah responded: "At this moment, not guilty".

Akayed Ullah was indicted by a jury in the Southern District of NY on six counts, including attempting to provide support to the Islamic State and attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction, the office said.

His court-appointed attorney, Amy Gallicchio, did not elaborate on the plea outside court. And she said he needed some of the dressing on his wounds changed.

Ullah had a pipe bomb strapped to his body with Velcro when it went off inside the station.

He said other evidence includes Ullah's post-arrest statements, Federal Bureau of Investigation laboratory reports on fingerprints and other forensic evidence along with materials gathered during searches of locations where Ullah stored his laptop and other personal items.

"Trump you failed to protect your nation", Akayed Ullah wrote on his social media site in the run-up to the attack. The president later demanded tightened immigration rules.

Authorities said the device was built at Ullah's Brooklyn home, and that he'd stored materials like metal screws for shrapnel.

Police said Ullah had been inspired by the Islamic State terror group and was angry about USA -led bombings of IS territory in the Middle East.

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