Port Authority explosion leaves several injured; 1 person in custody
One person is in custody after an explosion near New York City’s Port Authority bus terminal during Monday morning’s rush hour, prompting mass chaos and halting multiple subway lines, NYPD said.
Several people were reportedly injured. An NYPD source on the scene told Fox News a device went off and there was a person strapped with a bomb.
Police are responding to reports of an explosion near Port Authority. (Greg Norman/Fox News)
President Trump has been briefed on the incident, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a tweet.
NYPD and the FDNY confirmed to Fox News they were investigating reports of an explosion “of an unknown origin” near 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue. Police tweeted A, C, E subways lines are being evacuated.
Several people wrote on social media there was mass chaos at the bus terminal, some saying there was a "stampede" when an explosion was heard.
NYC Office of Emergency Management also tweeted there was “police activity” near West 42nd Street between Eighth and Ninth avenues and advised commuters to expect delays.
Port Authority is the largest bus terminal in the U.S. and about 232,000 commuters go through the area daily. The number of passengers is expected to jump to 337,000 daily by 2040.