New York City subway bomb suspect detained, no bail requested

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Subway bomb suspect detained, no bail requested Subway bomb suspect detained, no bail requested

NEW YORK (AP) -- A Bangladeshi immigrant accused of setting off a pipe bomb in the New York City subway system has appeared in court by video from a hospital room to face terrorism charges and will remain detained.

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Akayed Ullah is accused of setting off an explosive strapped to his body, badly injuring himself but no one else.

Ullah appeared briefly Wednesday before a U.S. magistrate judge via video, shown on monitors in the courtroom. Two assistant public defenders stood beside his hospital bed but did not request bail.

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Ullah nodded to acknowledge he understood when the judge read him his rights. He spoke only a few words, acknowledging a financial affidavit filled out on his behalf was "true and correct."

Ullah did not enter a plea because he has not been indicted. The judge gave prosecutors until Jan. 13 to obtain an indictment.

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