US: Explosion at New York’s Manhattan bus terminal

New York City Police say they are responding to reports of an explosion at a bus terminal in Manhattan, the BBC reported.

The incident reportedly happened on Monday morning at the Port Authority Bus Terminal near Times Square, according to the BBC.

“The NYPD is responding to reports of an explosion of unknown origin at 42nd Street and 8th Ave, Manhattan,” tweeted the department.

“The A, C and E line are being evacuated at this time. Info is preliminary, more when available.” The BBC added.

ABC News quotes police sources as saying that a possible pipe bomb was detonated in a passageway below ground at the terminal.

One person is in custody and there are a few injuries, according to cable networks.

The Port Authority Bus Terminal is the largest in the US, serving more than 65 million people a year.

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