Police are responding to reports of an explosion near New York City’s Port Authority during Monday morning’s rush hour, prompting evacuations on multiple subway lines. The NYPD has confirmed it has a man in custody.
The explosion “of an unknown origin” happened near 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue. Police tweeted that the A, C, and E subway lines were being evacuated.
It’s unclear if there are any injuries at this time, but ambulances were called to the scene. Several people wrote on social media there was mass chaos at the bus terminal, some saying there was a “stampede” when an explosion was heard.
NYC Office of Emergency Management also tweeted that there was “police activity” near West 42nd Street between Eighth and Ninth avenues and advised commuters to expect delays.
NYC Transit said: “1, 2, 3, A, C, E, N, Q, R, W and 7 train are bypassing 42 St. See mta.info for full details.”
Latest: What police sources describe as a possible pipe bomb detonated in a passageway below ground at Port Authority. One person in custody. Only a few injuries https://t.co/hSpkV5UfSb
— Eyewitness News (@ABC7NY) December 11, 2017
DEVELOPING: NYPD responding to reports of "explosion of unknown origin" at 42nd Street and 8th Ave in NYC; A, C and E subway lines being evacuated, NYPD says. pic.twitter.com/k4Nbi8O7n8
— ABC News (@ABC) December 11, 2017
— Good Morning America (@GMA) December 11, 2017
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