Monday, December 11, 2017

Terror Attack in NY: Possible Pipe Bomb at Port Authority

An explosion was reported at around 6:30am Monday morning in a Subway station near the Port Authority bus terminal in Midtown Manhattan - just a block away 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. One man has been taken into custody, who was carrying a device on him.

According to reports it appears that the subway station was not the intended target, and that the pipe bomb the suspect was carrying went off prematurely, injuring him in the process. The suspect's identity has not been released. It's unclear if there have been any more victims, but there are dozens of ambulances in the area Law enforcement agencies have responded to the scene and have set up a perimeter around the area. The NYPD has cleared the subway lines beneath the Port Authority bus station. The blast brought chaos to the morning rush hour in Manhattan as the bus terminal was evacuated and emergency vehicles filled the streets.

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