Pipe Bomb Explodes Underneath N.Y.’s Port Authority Bus Terminal at Height of Morning Commute

By Paul Riegler on 11 December 2017
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An explosion Monday morning, during the height of the morning commute, took place in an underground passageway that connects the Times Square subway complex and the Port Authority Bus Terminal.

The complex is located underground at 42nd Street between Broadway and Eight Avenue in Manhattan. Four injuries were reported by the New York Fire Department.

“The NYPD is responding to reports of an explosion of unknown origin at 42nd Street and 8th Ave, #Manhattan,“ the department said in a tweet.

Authorities evacuated the area, which is one of the busiest transit hubs in the region and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which operates the city’s subway system, reported that trains on the 1, 2, 3, A, C, E, N, Q, R, W, and 7 lines were skipping the 42nd Street stop.

Police said they have a suspect in custody who was severely injured when the device went off prematurely. The suspect, identified by the police as Akayed Ullah was reported in serious condition at Bellevue Hospital Center.

Authorities stressed that the investigation is ongoing and only preliminary information is currently available.

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