The family of a would-be suicide bomber who attempted to bring death and destruction to New York City commuters Monday morning are ‘outraged’ at the NYPD and FBI, blasting law enforcement in a rare public statement that accused the agencies of inappropriate behavior.
Albert Cahn, an official with CAIR New York, released the statement composed by the family of Akayed Ullah, the 27-year old Bangladeshi native who strapped a homemade pipe-bomb to his torso and partially detonated the explosive inside the New York City subway system.
“We are heartbroken by the violence that was targeted at our city today, and by the allegations being made against a member of our family,” said the statement. “But we are also outraged by the behavior of law enforcement officials who have held children as small as four years old out in the cold and who held a teenager out of high school classes to interrogate him without a lawyer, without his parents.”
“These are not the sorts of actions that we expect from our justice system, and we have every confidence that our justice system will find the truth behind this attack and that we will, in the end, be able to learn what occurred today,” the statement added.
Ullah reportedly entered the country through “chain migration,” a common policy where immigrants are permitted to relocate to the United States due to family members already residing in America.