Source: NYPD


 

The suspect, Akayed Ullah, was apprehended on the scene the NYPD said.

MANHATTAN, New York City-  The NYPD said they responded to a reported explosion at a Port Authority bus station  of unknown origin at 42nd Street and 8th Ave during morning rush hour Monday. A total of 4 injuries were reported at the scene according to the FDNY.  All injuries are non-life-threatening, they say.

The suspect, Akayed Ullah, was apprehended on the scene.

 

NYPD Commissioner James P. O’Neil said the suspect, Akayed Ullah, “was wearing an improvised, low-tech explosive device attached to his body. He intentionally detonated that device”.

“This was an attempted terrorist attack,” NYC Mayor de Blasio said.

It is the busiest station complex in the system, serving 64,531,511 passengers in 2016 according to the Port Authority website.

The A, C and E line are being evacuated at this time according to police. No cars allowed to exit FDR Drive from 59st to 42nd St., — 45th to 40th St., 7th to 9th Ave remains closed.

Sources say the device may have been a pipe bomb.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has rushed to the scene.

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