Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Explosion reported in New York City Port Authority area

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(NBC6) — Officials are responding to an explosion in Midtown Manhattan in the Port Authority area Monday morning, New York City officials confirmed.

The explosion took place near 42nd Street and 8th Avenue, according to the officials. Multiple ambulances have been requested.

A man is in custody, according to a law enforcement source. He appears to be the only person injured.

The cause of the explosion is not yet clear.

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Authorities are urging commuters to avoid the area near Port Authority due to police activity.

The A, C and E trains were being evacuated, according to an NYPD Twitter account, which said police were responding to reports of an explosion.

Subway trains are bypassing the Times Square station. Get more information on train routes here.

The Notify NYC Twitter account said to expect traffic and transit delays and emergency personnel at 42nd Street between 8th and 9th avenues.

Fire officials said a call came in with reports of an explosion at 7:19 a.m., but nothing was confirmed.

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