One male suspect is in custody after an explosion within the subway close to Occasions Sq., the New York Police Division stated Monday.
Police stated there have been no accidents aside from the suspect after the explosion that occurred Monday morning at 42nd Road and eighth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan.
The A, C, and E strains are being evacuated and data is preliminary, police stated. Authorities tweeted the origin of the explosion is unknown.
A commuter, Keith Woodfin, stated officers had been patrolling usually when he received into the second ground of the Port Authority bus station at round 7:20 a.m.
“They then received a radio name and ran right down to the second ground shouting ‘go, go, go,’” he instructed BuzzFeed Information.
Woodfin stated the officers ran towards eighth Avenue, and the gang on the primary ground of the station “parted just like the Purple Sea.” He didn’t “hear or scent” something, however stated that abruptly “all of the sirens began.”
“This was the primary time I’ve ever seen them run like this within the Port Authority,” he stated of the Nationwide Guard’s response.
One other commuter, Rolan Mourin, getting off his traditional 158 bus on the station, stated he heard the explosion at round 7:30 a.m.
“We had been heading downstairs once we heard the explosion,” he instructed BuzzFeed Information. “Individuals had been then working from different instructions in direction of us, shaken and [with] worry of their eyes.”
Mourin described the sound as a “loud pop [or] bang” and stated he thought it had been a gunshot at first.