According to reports, an explosive device was detonated in a busy bus terminal in New York City early this morning, leading to mass panic and casting a cold chill over the holiday season.
The act of terrorism occurred at the Port Authority terminal in midtown Manhattan close to Times Square which is the site of the nation’s largest New Year’s celebration.
The NYPD is responding to reports of an explosion of unknown origin at 42nd Street and 8th Ave, #Manhattan. The A, C and E line are being evacuated at this time. Info is preliminary, more when available. pic.twitter.com/7vpNT97iLC
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) December 11, 2017
Details are still sketchy but the device went off at approximately 6:30 am causing chaos and it is also being reported that there was a person strapped with a bomb.
The suspected bomber had wires attached to him and was armed with a pipe bomb and a battery back, sources said; he was taken into custody https://t.co/4XhLGk0Ccm
— New York Post (@nypost) December 11, 2017
Via the New York Post:
A suicide bomber set off a device at the Port Authority bus terminal subway station Monday morning, law enforcement sources said.
The suspected bomber – who had wires attached to him – was armed with a pipe bomb and a battery pack, sources said.
He was taken into custody after the device partially detonated inside the passageway to the N, Q and R trains, according to sources.
There was at least one injury and the wounded was the suspect. He was taken to Bellevue Hospital. His identity was not immediately known.
ISIS has been putting out propaganda vowing an attack during the holidays, it could be that this is a dry run.
There are no details yet as to the identity of the man in custody nor whether he is a Muslim who has been radicalized.
If this ends up being the case, then it may have been a good idea for the left to have not politicized President Trump’s sensible travel restrictions which could have allowed terrorists to use the delay to get into the country and start setting up their cells while it was being tied up in the courts.
This is a developing story.