A 27-year-old Bangladeshi national is being held on a prison ward at NY's Bellevue hospital after he was wounded when his crude homemade pipe bomb partially detonated in a midtown Manhattan subway station Monday morning.
No train commuters or innocent bystanders were injured in the failed bombing. The attack comes months after ISIS issued a postcard-style warning of an impending terror attack in New York City around Christmas.
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By all accounts, Times Square bomb suspect Faisal Shazad, 30, lived a quiet, simple life with his wife and two children in a Shelton, Connecticut suburb. Neighbors say they often saw the children playing outside, but Shahzad and his young wife kept to themselves.
"To me, they were regular people," said a former neighbor, Mary Ann Galich.
Shahzad's wife, Huma Mian, often wore a veil covering her tight curls and a robe, while Shahzad wore suits or casual clothing such as khakis.
On the exterior, the family's home life appeared happy and serene. But trouble was brewing just under the surface. An intense, seething hatred for America and everything Americans value seemed to set the quiet Shahzad on a course of self-destruction and attempted mass murder.
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