New York City was the scene of a terrorist attack this morning. Fortunately, no one was killed, although three people suffered injuries. The suspect, 27-year-old Akayed Ullah, is in custody.
The NYT reports: "He chose the location because of its Christmas-themed posters, recalling strikes in Europe against Christmas markets, he told investigators, and set off bomb in retaliation for U.S. airstrikes on ISIS targets in Syria and elsewhere, several law enforcement officials said."
More details from Axios' Alayna Treene:
One big quote, from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo: "This is New York. The reality is that we are a target for people who would like to make a statement against democracy, against freedom. We are not going to allow them to disrupt us."
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