Suspect taken into custody after reports of explosion: NYPD

Krishnanand Tripathi
File Photo of New York Police Officers. (Courtesy: Official Twitter handle of NYPD).

File Photo of New York Police Officers. (Courtesy: Official Twitter handle of NYPD).

New York Police have taken a male suspect into custody following reports of an explosion near a busy bus terminal near 8th Aveune Subway in the city.

In a tweet, New York Police department asked people to avoid the area and there were no reports of any injuries other than to suspect at that time.

In an earleir tweet, NYPD has said that an explosion was reported near a busy bus terminal in the morning office rush hours in New York.

“The NYPD is responding to reports of an explosion of unknown origin at 42nd Street and 8th Ave, Manhattan,” the New York Police Department tweeted.

The place is New York Port Authority, a busy bus terminal. It also has metro stations.

“The A, C and E line are being evacuated at this time,” the NYPD said, adding that the information is preliminary.

According to NBC News, the source of sound was not immediately known.

The New York Fire Department received call around 7.19 a.m.

“I was exiting the Port Authority and the National Guard was running towards something shouting ‘Go, Go, Go’,” commuter Keith Woodfin tweeted, according to New York Daily News.

Designer Chelsea LaSalle tweeted that she was “stuck in a running stampede at port authority bus terminal due to bomb scare. cops EVERYWHERE.”

(With agency inputs).