1 Suspect In custody After NYC Explosion

by Bamidele Ogunberu Posted on December 11th, 2017

New York City, USA: The New York Police Department, NYPD, says one suspect is in custody with non-life-threatening injuries – and that he’s the only person who was injured in the incident – after a ‘device’ exploded on New York City subway platform near Times Square.

The New York City Fire Department, FDNY, had earlier confirmed one non-life-threatening injury at the scene of the explosion, which struck at 42nd Street and 8th Avenue.

Shortly before 8 a.m. ET, police said a blast was reported at the Port Authority bus and subway station in Midtown. The NYPD say that in the city’s subway system, “The A, C and E line are being evacuated at this time.”

The Port Authority issued a tweet saying, “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.”

The police also say that the information “is preliminary” at this point.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office says that he has been briefed about the incident, adding, “The NYPD, FDNY and first responders are on the scene.”

President Trump “has been briefed on the explosion in New York City,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said via a tweet.

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