UPDATED 9:05 AM EST:
The reported male suspect is in his 20’s and is from Bangladesh, but resides in Brooklyn. Authorities have not released an image of the suspect or his name, at this time.
Police believe the suspect’s bomb–a homemade device, was attached to his body and detonated prematurely. Authorities will continue to investigate whether he acted alone or within a larger group. Three other people besides the attacker have suffered non-life-threatening injuries, according to an on-air report by CNN.
Police are investigating confirmed reports of an explosion which occurred near the Port Authority bus terminal on Monday morning in Midtown Manhattan near Times Square.
The New York Police Department sent a Twitter alert that the explosion occurred near 42nd street and 8th Avenue. Several witnesses spoke with CNN and said that the explosions were heard around 7:45 a.m. EST.
According to authorities, one person is in custody, and there are no reported deaths at this time, CNN reports. CBS New York reports that the man in custody suffered a laceration to his thigh, and is currently the only reported injury.
Several subway lines including the A,C and E train lines are currently being evacuated.
Port Authority is a massive transit hub where several thousand people commute each day.
This is a breaking story and will be updated as new information becomes available.
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