Device Explodes At Port Authority Bus Terminal In New York

(SL) – One person is in custody after a device exploded at New York City’s Port Authority. Authorities believe the man was carrying an explosive that went off. Police say he had wires attached to his body and that his bomb either went off prematurely or malfunctioned shortly before 7:30 local time this morning inside an entrance to a subway platform. NBC says the suspect sustained a minor injury and it does not appear that anyone else had been hurt.

The subways are being evacuated and there’s a heavy police presence at the scene. The A, C and E lines are impacted at 42nd Street and 8th Avenue. Trains are bypassing the Times Square-42nd Street station.

port-authority-mecea-featureThe New York Daily News reports, The alleged blast also shuttered the 1, 2 and 3 subway lines and locked down the area around the bus depot, which is between West 40th and West 42nd Sts. and Eighth and Ninth Avenues.

p-a-2-gallery“I was exiting the Port Authority and the National Guard was running towards something shouting “Go, Go, Go,”” commuter Keith Woodfin tweeted Monday morning.

Designer Chelsea LaSalle tweeted that she was “stuck in a running stampede at port authority bus terminal due to bomb scare. cops EVERYWHERE.”

This story is developing.

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