New York Boosts Subway Security in Response to Recent Terror Attempt

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Police officers patrol in the passageway connecting New York City’s Port Authority bus terminal and the Times Square subway station on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, near the site of Monday’s explosion. Commuters returning to New York City’s subway system on Tuesday were met with heightened security a day after a would-be suicide bomber’s rush-hour blast failed to cause the bloodshed he intended. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

December 13, 2017
OAN Newsroom

The wife of the Bangladeshi immigrant accused of the New York subway bombing said her husband showed no signs of anger before his attempted terror attack.

The woman — who lives in Bangladesh — said she called her husband on the morning of the attack, and claims he never talked negatively about the U.S.

The suspect is facing multiple terrorism charges, and is being treated at a New York hospital for injuries he sustained in the blast.

He said he carried out the attack on behalf of ISIS, and investigators say the immigrant was radicalized in 2014 after viewing ISIS propaganda online.

Meanwhile, city authorities are boosting security throughout the transit network as New Yorkers return to the city’s crowded subway system days after the failed terror attack.

While many commuters continue to feel uneasy following the attempted bombing, teams of police armed with rifles are keeping a watchful eye over the nation’s busiest public transportation system.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has called the prospect of a successful attack on the city’s famous subway one of his nightmares, but promises the NYPD is on top of the challenging situation.

Attending a news conference outside the Port Authority Bus Terminal are, from left, John Miller, deputy commissioner with the NYPD, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro and Police Commissioner James O’Neill, Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, in New York. Police said a man with a pipe bomb strapped to his body set off the crude device in a passageway under 42nd Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

However, some residents are still questioning the limits of the city’s stepped-up security.

Nearly six million people ride the subway every day throughout any one of the city’s more than 400 stations.

It remains unclear if any permanent security measures will be established along the subway’s traditionally open system.