THE FAMILY of the New York Port Authority bomber blasted law enforcement agencies for what they claimed were heavy-handed tactics by investigators.
“We’re outraged by the behaviour of the law enforcement officials who held children as small as 4 years old out in the cold and who pulled a teenager out of high school classes to interrogate him without lawyer, without his parents.” a legal representative for the failed bombers family told U.S. media yesterday.
The family continued to criticize the way the investigation was handled — even though the suspect, Akayed Ullah, allegedly launched a failed terror attack in a crowded city subway tunnel.
“These are not the sorts of actions we expect from our justice system,” the statement read.
“We have every confidence that our justice system will find the truth behind this attack and that we will, in the end, be able learn what occurred today.”
Ullah also attacked the President and posted on his Facebook page: “Trump you failed to protect your nation.”
The sick bomber wrote the status while on his way to blow himself up at the busy New York transit hub on Monday morning.
He had also written notes in his passport, including one “particularly chilling note”: “O AMERICA, DIE IN YOUR RAGE,” Acting US Attorney Joon Kim said at a press conference Tuesday.
FAILED BOMBER WILL FACE LIFE IN JAIL
by James Smith
Akayed Ullah, 27, was charged in a criminal complaint filed in Manhattan federal court with providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization, bombing a public place, destruction of property by means of explosive and use of a destructive device.
Ullah told police interviewers after the blast that “I did it for the Islamic State,” according to court papers filed by federal prosecutors.
Ullah began the process of self-radicalization in 2014 when he began viewing pro-Islamic State materials online and carried out his attack because he was angry over U.S. policies in the Middle East, prosecutors said.
Ullah was charged with criminal possession of a weapon, supporting an act of terrorism, and making a terroristic threat under New York state law, the New York Police Department said.
The federal charges, which are expected to take precedence over the state charges, carry a maximum sentence of life in prison.
Parts of this article courtesy of the New York Post