New York, Oct 28 (EFE) .- Justice will begin this Monday the jury's selection for the trial against the man accused of terrorism for detonating a homemade device inside a tunnel of the main bus station in New York in December of the year past.
Akayed Ullah, an immigrant from Bangladesh, was accused by the US Government. of five charges, including those in support of a terrorist group and use of weapons of mass destruction, of which he pleaded not guilty.
On December 11 last year, the 28-year-old man detonated a homemade device inside a tunnel that connects the main bus station in the city and the suburban subway in the central and always congested square of Times Square, in Manhattan. .
The artifact, which Ullah had attached to his body, left four people slightly injured, including him, who suffered burns and lacerations on his hands and abdomen, so he had to be admitted to a hospital.
Ullah, who resided in the New York district of Brooklyn, arrived in the United States. in 2011 for a family reunification visa and had no criminal record, as reported by the media.
The prosecution indicated, after charging him with charges, that Ullah had told the investigators that he was inspired by the terrorist group Islamic State (IS) to carry out the attack.
Also that his goal was to cause as much damage as possible, so he filled the artifact with metal screws and planned the action during a working day, in the middle of peak time.
Judge Richard Sullivan, who chairs the case against Ullah, in federal court passes the southern district of New York in Manhattan, rejected a request by the defense for the trial to begin in December.