Just before ISIS supporter Akayed Ullah decided to blow himself up in a New York City subway station, he posted a warning to President Trump.
The BBC reported, the post read “Trump you failed to protect your nation,” as was revealed in the charges filed by federal prosecutors.
In the attack he wounded himself and three other people.
Ullah claims he detonated the bomb in the spot it happened because of the Christmas posters he saw on the wall, reminding him of ISIS’ demand for militants and lone wolves to attack holiday markets.
The bomb — made of: a pipe, a 9-volt battery, match heads, sugar, Christmas tree lights and screws — was initially reported to have gone off early.
Via BBC: The New York Police Department (NYPD) tweeted that he was facing state charges including criminal possession of a weapon, supporting an act of terrorism and making a “terroristic threat”.
UPDATE: Akayed Ullah, the suspect arrested in yesterday’s terror attack in NYC, has been charged with the following:
• Criminal Possession of a Weapon
• Support Act of Terrorism
• Making Terroristic Threat#NYPDprotecting
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) December 12, 2017
Ullah admitted doing “it for the Islamic State” and was motivated by US air strikes on IS targets, according to the federal complaint filed by prosecutors.
The suspect’s home in the New York City borough of Brooklyn is being searched. Police believe he acted alone.
Mr Ullah emigrated to the US on a family visa in 2011 from the Chittagong area of Bangladesh.
The Bangladeshi government says he had no criminal record in the country, which he last visited in September. The visit lasted about six weeks, his uncle told the Associated Press news agency.
Ullah’s wife remained in Bangladesh, and did not join him in America. She is now part of the investigation as to how he became radicalized. Authorities are also asking other family members too.
President Donald Trump said Monday’s attack “highlights the urgent need… to enact legislative reforms to protect the American people”.
“America must fix its lax immigration system, which allows far too many dangerous, inadequately vetted people to access our country,” Mr Trump added.
Manhattan had another terror attack back in October of this year, which claimed 8 lives.