The man who allegedly tried to blow himself up in a busy Manhattan subway corridor is an immigrant from Bangladesh who lived a not-so-quiet life in Brooklyn. NY1's Van Tieu has the story.
Some people who live or work on a quiet block in southeast Brooklyn said terror suspect Akayed Ullah made a bad impression.
"The guy himself, he always had an attitude," said Ross Faillace, an employee at Brooklyn's Best Locksmith & Hardware.
Employees at the hardware store described the 27-year-old as miserable and belittling. They complained he regularly blocked their driveway.
"He wasn't a nice person at all," said owner Alan Butrico. "He was actually arrogant when we asked him to move the car, like we were blocking his driveway."
The Taxi and Limousine Commission said Ullah had a livery driver's license for three years until he let it lapse in March of 2015.
Authorities said he emigrated to the United States seven years ago from Bangladesh, a Muslim-majority country that is not part of President Trump's travel ban.
He came to the U.S. under a type of preferential visa for people with relatives who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
He lived with his family in a building on East 48th Street near Avenue N. Police closed the entire block as investigators swooped in to question Ullah's relatives.
"They opened the door, they didn't have to kick the doors down, and they got their jackets on and left willingly," Faillace said.
A second address for Ullah led investigators to an apartment building on Ocean Parkway. Neighbors say Ullah and a woman and children appeared there earlier this year.
"They came like seven or eight months ago," neighbor Valerioi Avshaloumoi said. "This one time I went to the elevator — they were nice."
On East 48th Street, neighbor Kisslyn Joseph said she never saw or heard anything out of the ordinary except for shouting and yelling early Sunday morning.
"I heard an argument," Joseph said. "I didn't know who it was from, but it was at like 2 o'clock, 3 o'clock in the morning. That was like the only strange thing, because the neighborhood is very quiet."
Quiet and, according to authorities, the home of a terrorist.
"It's really shocking that somebody lives right next to you could be building a bomb while you're just minding your business," Joseph said.