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Manhattan subway station bombing injures 3, suspect in custody

Manhattan subway station bombing injures 3, suspect in custody

Three others were injured following an explosion at the Port Authority bus terminal in Midtown Manhattan. Suspect Akayed Ullah, 27, is in custody, according to NYPD.

The blast reportedly took place at 42nd street and eighth avenue. Three subway lines are being evacuated as a result of the incident.

The suspect, who is understood to be in his 20s, sustained non-life threatening injuries during the explosion, the NYPD has said. The man was reportedly also in possession of a second device, which did not detonate.

Four people, including the suspect, suffered injuries during the blast, according to the New York Fire Department. None of the injuries are life-threatening.

In a press conference at the scene, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said the explosion was an attempted terrorist attack.

“There was an explosion, it was an effectively low tech device. There were several injuries, we hope minor and it was handled exceptionally well,” he said.

Mayor Bill De Blasio said there are no additional incidents. “There are no credible and specific threats against New York at this time,” he said.

The Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro named the suspect as 27-year-old Akayed Ullah. He suffered burns to his body. The joint terrorist task force is now conducting a thorough background check into Ullah.

Commuters are being urged to avoid the area due to police activity.

The New York Fire Department said it was responding to an incident at the Port Authority bus terminal in Midtown Manhattan, according to Reuters.

The White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed that US President Donald Trump has been briefed on the explosion.

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