New York: 'Explosion' at Manhattan bus terminal
New York City Police say they are responding to reports of an explosion at a bus terminal in Manhattan.
The incident reportedly happened on Monday morning at the Port Authority Bus Terminal near Times Square.
"The NYPD is responding to reports of an explosion of unknown origin at 42nd Street and 8th Ave, #Manhattan," tweeted the department.
"The A, C and E line are being evacuated at this time. Info is preliminary, more when available."
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Subway service and travel through the Times Sq subway station is restricted as we investigate an incident, please avoid the area pic.twitter.com/R8L3HOnqhh
— Chief Joseph Fox (@NYPDTransit) December 11, 2017
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ABC News quotes police sources as saying that a possible pipe bomb was detonated in a passageway below ground at the terminal.
One person is in custody and there is at least one injury, according to cable networks.
The Port Authority Bus Terminal is the largest in the US, serving more than 65 million people a year.
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I was exiting the Port Authority and the National Guard was running towards something shouting “Go, Go, Go”
— Keith Woodfin (@hkdallas) December 11, 2017
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