NEW YORK - Jury selection is set to begin Monday in the trial of the man accused of setting off a bomb inside a Manhattan subway station.

Akayed Ullah faces several terrorism and explosive related charges. 

He has pled not guilty.

Last December, prosecutors say he set off a pipe bomb inside a subway walkway near the Port Authority in Times Square.

The explosive failed to completely detonate and Ullah was the only person seriously hurt.

Prosecutors say he acted on behalf of the Islamic State Group and wanted to inflict as much damage as possible.

Defense attorneys have asked the judge to question possible jurors on their exposure to media coverage of the pipe bombs mailed throughout the country last week.

They say it could affect the juror's ability to be "fair and impartial."