One person in custody after explosion at New York’s Port Authority


(JTA) — At least two people were reported injured and a person is in police custody after an explosion at the Port Authority bus terminal in New York City.

The person in custody in the Monday morning explosion was one of the injured. The Associated Press reported, citing an unnamed law official, that the man had the explosive device strapped on his body when it exploded. The explosion occurred at around 7:15 a.m.

The New York Police Department bomb squad was deployed to the scene. Police and firefighters also have arrived at the scene. The station was being evacuated.

The explosive device was found on a subway platform, Fox News reported, citing police. It is believed the explosive did not correctly detonate.

The subway system is particularly busy during rush hour on a Monday morning, the start of the work week.

The man in custody is reported to be a 37-year-old resident of Brooklyn who has lived in the United States for the last 7 years. The man has not been identified by name.

President Donald Trump has been briefed on the incident, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters.

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