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Akayed Ullah, the man accused of detonating an explosive in a New York City subway passageway, made his initial appearance before a federal judge via video from his hospital bed, December 13, 2017.Akayed Ullah, the man accused of detonating an explosive in a New York City subway passageway, made his initial appearance before a federal judge via video from his hospital bed, December 13, 2017.

(New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission via AP) Ullah appeared by video from a hospital room, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, before a USA magistrate judge, to face terrorism charges and will remain detained.

Donald Trump has said he would end immigration provisions in response to the attack.

A spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security confirmed on Monday evening that Ullah, a Bangladeshi national, had been admitted to the USA in 2011 on an F43 family immigrant visa.

Police found a nine-volt battery inside Ullah's trousers pocket, wires connected the battery running under his jacket, two plastic zip-ties, several fragments of metal pipe, metal screws, and fragments of a Christmas tree lightbulb.

Police and relatives said Ullah last visited Bangladesh in September to see his wife and newborn son. Speaking at the White House yesterday, the president highlighted that two recent terror incidents in NY involved foreign nationals living in the USA on immigration programmes. Prosecutors on Wednesday asked that Ullah continue to be detained without bail, and his public defender did not challenge the request, according to court documents.

A Bangladesh Police source said that the Counter Terrorism Unit (CT) took his relatives away from their residence in Maneshwar Road, Dhaka city. Three people suffered minor injuries.

He said Sanaullah, who hailed from ward number 9 of Musapur Union in Sandwip upazila of Chittagong district, passed away two years ago in NY.

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Another post expressed a message Ullah "believed would be understood by members and supporters of ISIS to convey that Ullah carried out the attack in the name of ISIS", according to the complaint.

A Bangladeshi immigrant accused of setting off a pipe bomb in the New York City subway system has appeared in court by video from a hospital room to face terrorism charges and will remain detained.

Officials have declined to describe Ullah's condition.

Ullah lived with his father, mother and brother in a Brooklyn neighborhood with a large Bangladeshi community, residents said. He was licensed to drive a livery cab between 2012 and 2015, but the license was allowed to lapse, according to law enforcement officials and New York City's Taxi and Limousine Commission.

Police said Ullah, an immigrant from Bangladesh who set off a crude bomb strapped to his body in a crowded NY subway passage on Monday, had visited Dhaka after the couple's baby son was born.

He "was living here, went through number of jobs, was not particularly struggling financially or had any known pressures", Miller said, adding Ullah "was not on our radar at NYPD, not on the Federal Bureau of Investigation radar".

Security cameras captured the attacker walking casually through a crowded passageway when the bomb went off around 7:20 a.m. They said it was strapped to his body with wires and zip ties.

The officers struggled with Ullah to prevent him from reaching the cellphone, and "based on their training, realized they were confronted with possibly another device", Egbert said.

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