Unconfirmed CCTV footage has been released of the pipe bomb explosion under New York City’s Port Authority.
A pipe bomb exploded below the Port Authority near 42nd street between 8th and 9th ave. Fire officials said the report of an explosion came in around 7:19 AM. Reports indicate the bomb went off prematurely. The A, C, and E subway lines have been evacuated.
Authorities report that there is one non-life threatening injury and that the suspect, still unidentified, is in custody. Law enforcement officials say that the man had explosive devices strapped on when it exploded in New York City subway.
Former NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton told MSNBC that the had been told the suspect was a Bangladeshi man in his mid-20s who was wearing a device and indicated he was detonating it in the name of ISIS. Reports indicate the suspect has been living in America for seven years.
A total of 4 injuries reported at the scene of an explosion at Port Authority, however, all injuries are non-life-threatening. The suspect had wires attached to him and was armed with a five-inch metal pipe bomb and battery pack.
All MTA trains are bypassing the Port Authority and 42 St. stops as police investigated the incident.
— Amichai Stein (@AmichaiStein1) December 11, 2017
The NYPD is responding to reports of an explosion of unknown origin at 42nd Street and 8th Ave, #Manhattan. The A, C and E line are being evacuated at this time. Info is preliminary, more when available. pic.twitter.com/7vpNT97iLC
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) December 11, 2017
The Port Authority is a transportation hub where buses and trains operate. The main gateway for interstate buses into Manhattan in New York City, the terminal is owned and operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
The bus terminal is located in Midtown at 625 Eighth Avenue between 40th Street and 42nd Street, one block east of the Lincoln Tunnel and one block west of Times Square. It is one of three bus terminals operated by the PANYNJ, the others being the George Washington Bridge Bus Station in Upper Manhattan and the Journal Square Transportation Center in Jersey City.