NEW YORK—The New York Police Department was responding to reports of an explosion of unknown origin on Monday morning in midtown Manhattan at 42nd Street and 8th Avenue, according to the police department’s official Twitter feed.
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
Some subway train lines there were being evacuated.
The New York fire department said it was responding to an incident at the Port Authority bus terminal in midtown Manhattan, one of the city’s busiest commuter hubs.
I was exiting the Port Authority and the National Guard was running towards something shouting “Go, Go, Go”
— Keith Woodfin (@hkdallas) December 11, 2017
Local news channel WABC cited police sources as saying a possible pipe bomb detonated in a passageway below ground at Port Authority.
Media reported several people were injured, and WPIX television reported, citing sources, that a man with a “possible second device” has been detained in the subway tunnel.
More to follow