Sign up for our newsletter and get a curated list of the top trending stories and exclusive rewards every day.

Trending Topics

Get the MTL Blog app

Download on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Breaking News: Bomb Explodes Near New York Port Authority Bus Terminal

Montrealers travelling to New York often arrive at Port Authority Bus Terminal.
Breaking News: Bomb Explodes Near New York Port Authority Bus Terminal

An explosion near the Port Authority Bus Terminal shook midtown Manhattan, leading to the arrest of one person, and the closure of multiple subway lines.

Initial reports indicated that the suspect in custody had wires or some sort of improvised device on his body. There were no immediate reports of injuries.

READ ALSO: It Might Be Unsafe For Canadians To Travel Following Trump's Recent Announcement

As the story developed, the improvised device turned out to be pipe bomb and a battery pack.

The exact site of the explosion appears to have been a subway platform close to the terminal.

And the injury toll increased to one--the bomber himself.

Although the suspect has not been identified by name, it is believed that he is in his 20s, possibly from Bangladesh.

Reports also say that he was setting of the bomb in the name of the Islamic State.

The Port Authority Bus Terminal is the nation's largest, handling about 230,000 passengers every week day.

Chances are, if you're taking a bus from Montreal to New York, you'll end up at Port Authority Bus Terminal.

More from MTL Blog

Comments 💬

Our comment section is a place to promote self-expression, freedom of speech and positivity. We encourage discussion and debate, but our pages must remain a safe space where everyone feels comfortable and the environment is respectful.

In order to make this possible, we monitor comments to keep spam, hate speech, violence, and vulgarity off our pages. Comments are moderated according to our Community Guidelines.

Please note that Narcity Media does not endorse the opinions expressed in the comment section of an article. Narcity Media has the right to remove comments, ban or suspend any user without notice, or close a story’s comment section at any time.

First and last names will appear with each comment and the use of pseudonyms is prohibited. By commenting, you acknowledge that Narcity Media has the right to use & distribute your content across our properties.

Loading...