NEW YORK, NY – The New York City Police Department is responding to reports of an explosion in downtown Manhattan Monday, according to the department’s official Twitter account.
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
Police and the fire department are responding to the situation, and ABC 7 reported that the explosion may have been a pipe bomb. Police have also taken at least one person into custody, and at least one person was injured, according to CBS.
Subway service and travel through the Times Sq subway station is restricted as we investigate an incident, please avoid the area pic.twitter.com/R8L3HOnqhh
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