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Man whose NYC subway pipe-bomb fizzled gets life in prison

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission shows Akayed Ullah, who was convicted of terrorism charges for setting off a pipe bomb in New York City's busiest subway station. The Bangladeshi immigrant, whose subway pipe bomb mostly misfired, was sentenced Thursday, April 22, 2021, to life in prison for the 2017 attack in New York City busiest station. (New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission via AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — A Bangladeshi immigrant whose subway pipe bomb mostly misfired has been sentenced to life in prison for the 2017 attack in New York City busiest station. Akayed Ullah was sentenced Thursday in Manhattan federal court. Prosecutors had sought the life term for Ullah, saying the “premeditated and vicious” attack was committed on behalf of the Islamic State group. But defense lawyers said Ullah deserved no more than years in prison. The attack in a pedestrian tunnel beneath Times Square and the Port Authority bus terminal left Ullah seriously injured but spared some pedestrians nearby from serious injuries.

 

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