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postheadericon A Terrorist Set Off A Bomb In A NYC Subway This Morning, And He’s The One With The Worst Injuries

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK — In a attempt at what appears to have been a failed suicide bombing, a 27-year-old terrorist suspect is in custody in a Manhattan hospital after sustaining injuries from his homemade bomb that partially detonated inside a subway terminal this morning.

The suspect, Akayed Ullah, set off his device in a subway passage around 7:30am during rush hour. Three people are reported to have received minor injuries, but the brunt of the force was taken by the terrorist himself. After police subdued him, he was taken to the hospital with some minor burns and lacerations.

His homemade device was said to be strapped to his body via zip ties and Velcro.

NBCNews.com reports;

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called the explosion an “attempted terror attack” and said there were no additional known incidents.

“Thank God the perpetrator did not achieve his ultimate goals. Thank God our first responders were there so quickly to address the situation,” de Blasio said. He called the situation “incredibly unsettling” for New Yorkers, 6 million of whom rely on the subway for their commutes every day.

Law enforcement officials said the device either went off prematurely or only partially detonated,

Former NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton said preliminary information indicated that the explosion was carried out in the name of the Islamic State.

Luckily, this terrorist failed in his attempt to create death and destruction, as this incident could have been much worse than it was. Having an attack inside the subway system is a scary thought, and seeing the police acting so quickly and with such bravery in the face of this terrorist incident is something that lets us know that New York City is always ready to rush in when it is required.

The above photo was taken of the suspect after being in police custody. If we could see his face, we would see the face of defeat and embarrassment.

A video of the incident can be seen below. After the explosion, the person seen lying on the ground is the terrorist suspect, probably very upset that he’s still alive.

Being a target for terrorists, New York City is one of the most –if not the most– resilient places on the planet. New Yorkers will not cower in the face of these individuals who look to destroy and disrupt their way of life.

We hope that the three injured people are able to make quick recoveries.

And, we hope that this surviving suspect is charged and convicted, and sentenced to the maximum penalty available under the law.

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postheadericon Subway Employee Shoots, Critically Injures Armed Robber In Broad Daylight Attempted Robbery

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA — A Subway sandwich artist successfully defended himself and others within a franchise location when he shot an armed robber. The armed robber is in critical condition and two other suspects connected with the case have also been arrested.

via Pittsburgh Action News 4

The worker “apparently felt threatened for him and the other employee in the store and shot the actor at least once,” Public Safety spokeswoman Emily Schaffer said.

The armed robber came in during breakfast hours and demanded money from the employee. The employee, a legally licensed concealed carrier, pulled his own gun and shot the man at least once before the man turned and fled the location. Police arrived at the location and tracked down the suspected robber to a vehicle and a residence. Both the robber and two other people were apprehended in connection to the crime.

The robber is currently in critical condition in a nearby hospital. He was dropped off by a driver in a private vehicle. Once he recovers, he will likely be charged with the attempted armed robbery of that Subway location.

“We received information that the vehicle involved may possibly be parked in front of a residence on Lovitt Way here on the North Side,” Schaffer said. “For the safety of the officers and for the community, we called out SWAT. They were able to get two residents out of one of the houses on Lovitt Way, and they were taken into custody.”

So the bad guy gets dropped off at the hospital and the driver somehow thinks he or she is just going to drive off without any repercussions. That doesn’t work so well when the person you’re dropping off is fading in and out of consciousness due to a gunshot wound.

As for the employee, he had moments to decide whether him and his fellow employee were going to be passive victims or if he was going to try to defend himself. He thankfully did and survived to tell the story.

Because the case looks like a pretty clear self-defensive gun use situation, police are not expected to press charges against the Subway employee. The neighborhood where the crime occurred is generally considered to be a quiet area of the city. Customers were caught off guard by the robbery attempt.

If anything, this Subway location is one place robbers should probably steer clear of.

This is yet another example of a law-abiding citizen who was willing to defend himself and others by using a concealed handgun. It doesn’t matter if you’re an employee at Subway or the largest restaurant in Pittsburgh — your life is worth it. Thugs don’t care but, at the end of the day, you should.

That’s why we keep promoting responsible, everyday concealed carry. We never know when bad guys show up but we certainly know how we want to leave — alive.

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postheadericon Hackers could track subway users via phone accelerometer data

Researchers from Nanjing University have found a way in which hackers could track a smartphone user on the subway – even when limited reception is available.

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postheadericon [VIDEO] Older Story, New To Us: Man Holds Bad Guy At Gunpoint After He Was Assaulting Woman On NYC Subway

This story is admittedly new to us, but it’s been around for a while (over a year). The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association released a statement on this video earlier in March 2015, and it was too good … Continue reading
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