NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The man convicted of an attempted suicide bombing at a Times Square subway station was sentenced to life in prison Thursday.

In December 2017, Akayed Ullah partially detonated a poorly constructed pipe bomb in the underground passageway that connects the Times Square station to the Port Authority Bus Terminal.

Akayed Ullah moments after crudely-made device went off underground. (Credit: Image via CBS2)

Five people suffered minor injuries.

Before being sentenced, Ullah apologized, saying he does not support harming innocent people.

CBSNewYork Team