One suspect is in custody following an explosion at Port Authority bus terminal in Midtown Manhattan.
Update regarding explosion at 42nd St and 8th Ave, in subway: One male suspect is in custody. No injuries other than suspect at this time. Avoid the area. Subways bypassing #PortAuthority and Times Square Stations. Info is preliminary. pic.twitter.com/bEAdjq8mYc
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) December 11, 2017
The blast reportedly took place at 42nd street and eighth avenue.Three subway lines are being evacuated as a result of the incident.
The suspect, who is understood to be in his 20s, sustained non-life threatening injuries during the explosion, the NYPD has said. The man was reportedly also in possession of a second device, which did not detonate.
Four people, including the suspect, suffered injuries during the blast, according to the New York Fire Department. None of the injuries are life-threatening.
Update: A total of 4 injuries reported at the scene of an explosion at Port Authority. All injuries are non-life-threatening
— FDNY (@FDNY) December 11, 2017
Local media is reporting that the man is from Bangladesh but has been living in the US for seven years. He has a Brooklyn address and is being treated in Bellevue hospital.
Commuters are being urged to avoid the area due to police activity.
The New York Fire Department said it was responding to an incident at the Port Authority bus terminal in Midtown Manhattan, according to Reuters.
A video posted on Twitter by Pete Sayek shows numerous fire engines at the scene. Sayek said he nearly got trampled in a rush during the incident.
Instagram user Joseph Zagami describes what he saw on his commute to work.
The White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed that US President Donald Trump has been briefed on the explosion.
The area remains cordoned off, social media users have been sharing footage from the scene.