Just now on Monday morning, a blast occurred at the Port Authority Bus Terminal near Times Square in Manhattan, New York. Thankfully no one but the suspect has suffered injuries, according to the police.
The US media is quoting police sources that say it might have been a pipe bomb, that was detonated in an underground passageway.
Some reports claim the suspect walked into the station armed with an explosive device that went off before it was supposed to.
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
— Chief Joseph Fox (@NYPDTransit) December 11, 2017
The Port Authority Bus Terminal is the largest in the entire country, and it serves over 65 million people annually. The Times Square-42nd Street subway station is below the transport hub.
According to the BBC:
“New York City Police say a man is being held after an explosion at a bus station in Manhattan.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said President Donald Trump has been briefed on the incident.”
What was meant to happen here? Could it have been another event as strange as Las Vegas, which has disappeared from the headlines?