One suspect is in custody and several people are reportedly injured following an explosion at Port Authority bus terminal in Midtown Manhattan.
The blast reportedly took place at 42nd street and eighth avenue in the vicinity of the Port Authority. Three subway lines are being evacuated as a result of the incident.
The cause of the explosion is not yet clear. 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.
Local news outlet WABC is reporting that “a few” people have been injured following the explosion and multiple media outlets are reporting that one suspect is in custody.
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.
CBS New York is reporting that the suspect, who is a man in his 20s, sustained non-life threatening injuries as he was being arrested. He was reportedly also in possession of a second device, which did not detonate.