UPDATE: Person in custody following explosion at Port Authority bus terminal

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) One person is in custody after an improvised pipe bomb exploded during the morning rush Monday near the Port Authority Bus Terminal.

The device was apparently being carried by a suspect when it exploded prematurely. That suspect was injured and is in custody. So far, the suspect has only been identified as a man in his 20s, CBS2’s Reena Roy reported.

Heavily armed NYPD units could be seen patrolling the streets outside the terminal on 42nd Street at 8th Avenue.

Bomb-sniffing K-9 units and counterterrorism officers were also brought in to survey the scene. The normally busy area was empty after police evacuated the scene.

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office said on Twitter that the mayor has briefed on the incident.

No other serious injuries have been reported.

As a result of the incident, 1, 2, 3, A, C, E, N, Q, R, W and 7 trains are bypassing 42 Street.

NJ TRANSIT bus service to and from the Port Authority Bus Terminal may experience delays.


NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) Police are responding to reports of an explosion near the Port Authority bus terminal.

It happened a short time ago at the 42nd Street and 8th Avenue entrance, 1010 WINS reported. There is word of at least one injury

Emergency personnel are on the scene near West 42nd Street between 8th and 9th avenues.

No other details are known.

As a result of the incident, 1, 2, 3, A, C, E, N, Q, R, W and 7 trains are bypassing 42 Street.

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