Explosion Reported Near New York City's Port Authority Bus Terminal

Emergency personnel are responding to an explosion Monday morning in a Manhattan transit hub, local news is reporting.

There has been “some type of explosion,” police reported. No injuries have been reported so far but one person has been detained by police. Multiple ambulances have been dispatched to the scene and the subway was evacuated. The New York Post is reporting multiple injuries.

Many trains are now bypassing Times Square and Port Authority the MTA reported. The New York governor’s office confirmed that there was a device but the NYPD would only confirm a device.

A CNN reporter told Chris Cuomo live on air that there was no smoke and the area was evacuated in an orderly fashion. CNN’s Shimon Prokupecz reported that police explained they believe it was a kind of pipe bomb and that it exploded prematurely and unintentionally before it reached the target location

The Port Authority is a transit hub for New Jersey commuters and is mere blocks away from Times Square.

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