A suspect is reportedly in custody after an explosion at Port Authority, New York City’s main bus terminal, during the Monday morning commute.
Port Authority is located in midtown Manhattan, adjacent to Time Square.
The suspect has not been identified. According to an ABC News reporter, injuries have been reported and police believe a pipe bomb may have been detonated from below ground, where multiple MTA subway lines run.
JUST IN: What police sources describe as a possible pipe bomb detonated in a passageway below ground at Port Authority. One person is in custody. There are a few injuries. Police have obtained video and are confident it is contained. – @AaronKatersky reports for @ABC
— Stephanie Wash (@WashNews) December 11, 2017
On Twitter, a CNN reporter said that the pipe bomb appears to have detonated unintentionally.
Preliminary information is that this appears to be some kind of pipe bomb. It appears to have gone off unintentionally. One person in custody, that person appears to be injured, per a federal law enforcement official, sources tell @ShimonPro @CNN
— AnneClaire Stapleton (@AnneClaireCNN) December 11, 2017
Multiple subway lines have been evacuated and subway lines that run through Times Square have been rerouted.
The NYPD is responding to reports of an explosion of unknown origin at 42nd Street and 8th Ave, #Manhattan. The A, C and E line are being evacuated at this time. Info is preliminary, more when available. pic.twitter.com/7vpNT97iLC
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) December 11, 2017
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.
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