OpinionColumnistsMark Chiusano What we know about Port Authority suspect Akayed Ullah Police said Akayed Ullah is a suspect in the explosion beneath the Port Authority bus terminal on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. Photo Credit: New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission By William Murphy email@example.com Updated December 11, 2017 8:14 PM Print Share Share Tweet Share Email Police say Akayed Ullah had a pipe bomb attached to himself when it exploded in a subway passageway beneath the Port Authority bus terminal. Here’s what we know about the suspect so far: Ullah is 27 years old.He lives on East 48th Street in the Flatlands section of Brooklyn. Ullah was wearing a pipe bomb strapped to his body with a combination of Velcro and zip ties, police said.He made statements that he attempted the attack in support of the Islamic State group, law-enforcement sources with knowledge of the investigation said. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said it appeared Ullah was influenced by ISIS.He said he was inspired to act in part by al-Qaida’s online propaganda magazine Inspire, a high-ranking law enforcement source said. In an interview on CNN, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo described Ullah as a “lone wolf” who looked up information on how to make a bomb on the internet. The source confirmed Ullah said he acted alone.Ullah was wearing a pipe bomb strapped to his body with a combination of Velcro and zip ties, according to John Miller, NYPD deputy commissioner of intelligence and counterterrorism.The device was detonated by a Christmas ornamental light, the source said, adding that the pipe was 12 inches long and filled with powder and shrapnel.He was taken to NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue with burns to his abdomen and hands, officials said.He is originally from Bangladesh.He has been in the United States for seven years.He was admitted to the United States after presenting a passport displaying an F43 family immigrant visa in 2011, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said. He was admitted under a process in which immigrants already in the United States may sponsor family members, the Department of Homeland Security confirmed.He is a former livery driver, according to the New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission. recommended reading Officials: ‘ISIS-inspired’ attack in city tunnel Akayed Ullah, 27, was arrested by the NYPD minutes after the attack, found with the pipe bomb strapped to his back. By William Murphy firstname.lastname@example.org Bill Murphy has been a reporter at Newsday since 1986. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic Chiusano: New Yorkers don’t flinch"We're not gonna let these jerks ruin our lives." Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.