On Monday morning, December 11th, an attempted terrorist attack occurred in New York City near Times Square. Locals and tourists at the Port Authority terminal were terrified as a loud explosion unexpectedly went off.
Thankfully, no one has been reported dead as a result of the attempt. However, at least four people were injured including the suspect, who is now in custody and has been identified as 27-year-old Akayed Ullah from Bangladesh.
According to authorities, it appears that the attack was meant to be a suicide bombing, but something went wrong. Authorities believe the homemade bomb may have malfunctioned.
President Donald Trump released a statement Monday afternoon, bringing attention to the need to adjust our immigration laws.
He began, “Today’s attempted mass murder attack in New York City—the second terror attack in New York in the last two months—once again highlights the urgent need for Congress to enact legislative reforms to protest the American people.”
“First and foremost, as I have been saying since I first announced my candidacy for President, America must fix its lax immigration system, which allows far too many dangerous, inadequately vetted people to access our country,” he continued. “Today’s terror suspect entered our country though extended-family chain migration, which is incompatible with national security...Congress must end chain migration.”
Trump ended by taking a strong stance against terrorism, “The terrible harm that this flawed system inflicts on America’s security and economy has long been clear. I am determined to improve our immigration system to put our country and our people first,” he said. “America should always stand firm against terrorism and extremism, ensuring that our great institutions can address all evil acts of terror.”
Read President Trump’s full statement below:
Please continue to pray for the injured victims in the attack, as well as the safety of our nation. In other recent news, another Republican just resigned over the Party’s support for Roy Moore.