The suicide bomber, who set off a homemade explosive device at the Port Authority Bus Terminal subway station on Monday, is believed to be from Bangladesh and was living in the New York borough of Brooklyn, New York Post reports.
The suspect, named as Akayed Ullah, 27, was wounded when a "low-tech explosive device" strapped to his body blew up in an underpass, officials say.
A photo circulating on social media shows a man, said to be Akayed Ullah, lying on the ground with his clothes ripped and lacerations on his upper body.
Mayor De Blasio said he was believed to have acted alone. Police quoted by US media say he is of Bangladeshi origin and lives in the New York borough of Brooklyn.
Quoting New York Police Commissioner James O’Neill, several US-based news outlets reported the Manhattan blast suspect a Bangladeshi origin who was wearing an improvised explosive device, made of 5-inch metal pipe bomb and battery pack strapped to his midsection as he walked through the Manhattan transit hub.
New York police took Akayed Ullah into custody. He suffered burns to the hands and abdomen, and other injuries.
A second device was found on the suspect, police said.
According to witnesses, the man partially detonated the device, which he was carrying under the right side of his jacket, prematurely inside the station.