4 Police Officers Hailed as Heroes, Apprehended NYC Pipe Bomb Suspect

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December 12, 2017
OAN Newsroom

Four police officers receive praise for their courageous efforts to stop the New York City pipe bomb suspect.

On Monday, officials described the men as heroes, saying they potentially saved the lives of many people.

This comes after the Port Authority police officers ran towards the source of the explosion, navigating a passageway full of smoke and debris.

Officers Jack Collins, Sean Gallagher, Anthony Manfredini, and Drew Preston are all credited with restraining the Bangladeshi terror suspect.

Their quick actions also earned them recognition by the White House.

“Undercover Port Authority Police Department Officer Jack Collins apprehended the terrorist, along with several other officers,” announced Press Secretery Sarah Huckabee Sanders. “These brave first responders and the others who rushed to the scene are heroes…on behalf of the President and a grateful nation, we would like to thank them and commend them for their bravery”.

New York officials confirmed the suspect pledged his allegiance to ISIS, but the terror group has not claimed responsibility for the attack.

Akayed Ullah, NYC terror attack suspect. (Photo/Left/ NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission, Photo/Right/Twitter)

Meanwhile, the attempted attack is shedding more light on the dramatic increase of foreign nationals entering the U.S. through chain migration.

This comes after it was revealed the 27-year-old attacker had moved to the U.S. from Bangladesh.

A report from Breitbart News says previously unreleased data from the DHS reveals more than 140,000 Bangladeshi nationals have entered the U.S. since 2005, simply because they had a foreign relative already living in the country.

Just last year — under the Obama administration — over 18,000 entered the U.S. as so-called “chain migrants.”

President Trump has long-called for an end to this process as well as the diversity visa lottery.