BREAKING: Possible terror attack in NYC — explosion goes off at rush hour

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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.”

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