Many reports are coming out regarding the Monday morning explosion that happened near New York City’s Port Authority. Here’s what has been confirmed:
– Per NBC New York, the explosion went off in a tunnel between the Times Square subway station and Port Authority near 42nd Street and 8th Avenue around 7:15 AM.
–NBC News reports that one suspect who allegedly set off the explosion is in custody. They sustained minor injuries.
– The A, C and E subway lines were evacuated, and all subways are bypassing the Port Authority and Times Square stations.
-The following streets are closed: 45th to 40th Street and 7th to 9th Avenue. Also, no cars are allowed to exit FDR Drive from 59th to 42nd Street.
-FDNY reports that 4, non-life-threatening injuries have been reported.
-FDNY Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro issued the following statement:
-As of 9:30 AM EST, the Port Authority Bus Terminal has reopened.
-NYPD Commissioner James P. O’Neill says the suspect “was wearing as improvised low-tech explosive device attached to his body. He intentionally detonated that device.”
-Per The New York Times, the bombing suspect has been identified as Akayed Ullah, a 27-year-old resident of Brooklyn who emigrated from Bangladesh seven years ago. He attached a pipe bomb to his torso with Velcro and zip ties, and as a result of setting off the bomb, Ullah sustained burns to his hands and abdomen. He’s currently at Bellevue Hospital Center in serious condition.
-Video of the pipe bomb detonation has surfaced.
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