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Manhattan explosion was “terror-related incident”, says New York mayor

An explosion near a bus terminal in Manhattan “was terror-related”, New York City mayor Bill de Blas..

By admin , in Money , at December 11, 2017

An explosion near a bus terminal in Manhattan "was terror-related", New York City mayor Bill de Blasio has said.

He added that there were "no known additional incidents of activities".

A suspect, identified by NYC police commissioner James O'Neill as 27 year-old Akayed Ullah, was taken into custody after the explosion. He sustained minor injuries when a device strapped to him, thought to be a pipe bomb, detonated at the Port Authority bus terminal in midtown Manhattan.

The Fire Department of New York said Ullah's injuries were non-life threatening.

#FDNY confirms 1 non-life-threatening injury at scene of explosion at 42 St and 8th Ave Port Authority pic.twitter.com/Ia3TKvtprt

— FDNY (@FDNY) December 11, 2017

An hour earlier, the New York Policy Department (NYPD) had tweeted that officers were responding to reports of the explosion at 42nd Street and 8th Avenue.

The explosion took place near the Port Authority bus terminal (Source: Google Maps)

Subway lines A, C and E were also evacuated, according to NYPD's twitter account, they said.

The Port Authority bus terminal tweeted that although it was open, the entrance to the subway was closed.

The Port Authority Bus Terminal is open.

Due to police activity, the entrance to the subway at the Port Authority Bus Terminal on Eighth Avenue is closed.

Updates will be posted from @PANYNJ and @PABusTerminal as they become available.

— Port Authority NY&NJ (@PANYNJ) December 11, 2017

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