New York City’s commuter rush became a top morning headline when an explosive device went off at 42nd St. and Eighth Ave. No deaths are reported and one man is in custody who allegedly was wearing a home-made suicide vest that went off prematurely.
The explosion happened in an underground passage between two subway lines. Port Authority Bus Terminal was evacuated; the A, C and E line were evacuated as police launched a massive search. Authorities initially reported the 1, 2, 3, A, C, E, N, Q, R, W and 7 trains are bypassing the 42 St. station. The Port Authority Bus Terminal also was evacuated. And 8th Avenue is shut down in the Times Square area.
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
Port Authority Bus Terminal is open, the authority reported, though the Eighth Ave. entrance is shut.
The Port Authority Bus Terminal is open.
Due to police activity, the entrance to the subway at the Port Authority Bus Terminal on Eighth Avenue is closed.
— Port Authority NY&NJ (@PANYNJ) December 11, 2017
More to come….
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