Police told AP the man had an explosive device strapped to him which is believed to have detonated prematurely at the packed bus and train interchange close to Times Square
THERE are fears New York suffered another terror attack today following an explosion at Port Authority Bus Terminal near Times Square.
Police have told AP that the suspect had an explosive device strapped to him which is believed top have detonated prematurely underground at the packed bus and train interchange.
Witnesses reported a stampede as panicked commuters rushed to escape the scene, but police said the suspect was the only person injured.
An officer reportedly told CBS News that cops are looking at a possible suicide bomber, although the situation is said to be “fluid”.
One man has been taken into police custody with non life-threatening injuries.
The New York Post citing police sources said “wires” were seen protruding from the suspect’s body in the aftermath of the blast. Police have yet to comment on this.
The bomb squad has been pictured at 42nd Street and 8th Avenue where the blast was heard.
Cops fire crews and paramedics are on the scene and President Trump and the city’s mayor are being briefed.
Port Authority Bus Terminal is the largest in America with more than 65million people passing through each year.
More to follow.