Hopefully no one was injured or killed:
Possible pipe bomb explodes below Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan
Updated 10 mins ago
MIDTOWN, Manhattan (WABC) --
The NYPD is responding to reports of an explosion of unknown origin at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan.
The A, C and E lines are being evacuated at this time.
What police sources describe as a possible pipe bomb detonated in a passageway below ground at the Port Authority.
One person is in custody. Only a few injuries have been reported.
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It happened in an MTA passageway at the terminal at 42nd Street and 8th Avenue.
Streets are being closed in the vicinity of the terminal.
BREAKING NEWS: NYPD INVESTIGATING AN EXPLOSION AT THE WEST 44 ST SUBWAY STAION. LEVEL 3 MOBILIZATION BEING CALLED. PERP IN CUSTODY.
- PORT AUTHORITY BUS TERMINAL EXPLOSION CAUSED BY PIPE BOMB. FEW INJURIES, SUSPECT IN CUSTODY: ABC7
- PORT AUTHORITY SUSPECT HAD POSSIBLE SECOND DEVICE; IN CUSTODY: PIX11
— NYC Scanner (@NYScanner) December 11, 2017
U/D BREAKING: SUSPECT IS WEARING WEARING AN EXPLOSIVE VEST AT WEST 42 St & 8TH AVE. BOMB SQUAD ON SCENE. pic.twitter.com/oNMFSBhaoE
— NYC Scanner (@NYScanner) December 11, 2017
The person in custody has been confirmed by CNN:
One person is in custody relating to the incident near Port Authority in NYC, @brynnCNN reports pic.twitter.com/TPB5egl7Li
— Breaking News (@NewsOnTheMin) December 11, 2017
As the Daily Mail notes, the first explosion was felt around 6:30am Monday morning in a Subway station near the Port Authority bus terminal in Midtown Manhattan, just blocks from Times Square.
The FDNY said they located a device near the passageway between the A and 1 trains, and that it's possible this was a terror attack. Police have taken one man into custody who was wearing a device with wires on him. Law enforcement agencies have responded to the scene and have set up a perimeter around the area.
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One person is reportedly in custody after an underground explosion - which some speculated as a pipe bomb - took place at the Port Authority Bus Terminal.
According to the NYPD News twitter feed, the New York Police Department responded to reports of an explosion of unknown origin at Port Authority, located 42nd Street and 8th Ave, in Manhattan, while the A, C and E line are being evacuated at this time.
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
According to NBC News, the explosion has been confirmed...
JUST IN: New York City officials confirm there has been an explosion near 42nd street and 8th Avenue, cause not yet clear
— NBC News (@NBCNews) December 11, 2017
BREAKING NEWS: Something going on at #PortAuthorityBusTerminal. Almost got trampled in the rush of people trying to get out. Heard people talking about possible #explosion. pic.twitter.com/3LTO2kiiyD
— Pete Sayek (@PeteRFNY) December 11, 2017
... and Reuters adds that the New York Fire Department is likewise responding to an "incident" at Port Authority in New York City.
BREAKING: New York Fire Department says responding to an incident at Port Authority in New York City pic.twitter.com/rT6SdNMwr4
— Reuters U.S. News (@ReutersUS) December 11, 2017
A WPIX reporter notes that the 1, 2, 3, A, C, E, N, Q, R, W and 7 train are bypassing 42 St. reports of explosion underground near 42nd and 8th Ave.
#commuteralert 1, 2, 3, A, C, E, N, Q, R, W and 7 train are bypassing 42 St. reports of explosion underground near 42nd and 8th Ave. @PIX11News
— Kala Rama (@KalaRamaTV) December 11, 2017
She also notes that at least one person was in custody following the explosion:
#BREAKING One person in custody after underground explosion near A C E subway line at Port Authority. Nature of explosion and or device unknown right now. Area evacuated. @PIX11News
— Anthony DiLorenzo (@ADiLorenzoTV) December 11, 2017
Good Morning America confirmed both the pipe bomb and custody aspects of the story.
LIVE: @ABC News Special Report: Possible pipe bomb detonated in passageway below ground at Port Authority in NYC, police sources say. https://t.co/C36dDYcRH4 pic.twitter.com/hrmxoHP0y8
— Good Morning America (@GMA) December 11, 2017
Witness describe a "stampede" following the explosion at Port Authority.
I am safe in my office. Had to sprint from port authority due to an explosion. everyone be safe
— Drama (@YourDreams28) December 11, 2017
holy fuck. just was stuck in a running stampede at port authority bus terminal due to bomb scare. cops EVERYWHERE
— chels (@Chelsea) December 11, 2017
Port authority subway in NYC closed, bomb squad units outside several block perimeter… https://t.co/SJc4EJIzw6 pic.twitter.com/JN91g7OAEg
— GN4GN.COM (@GN4GN_COM) December 11, 2017